It’s alright that you need me

My child, I want to say this to you: It’s alright that you need me. Needing is good. Needing is natural. When you cry for me, when you wrap your arms around me, when you sigh because you feel happy in my arms…you’re behaving just as you should. You are finding out where you fit in this world, discovering all there is around you and learning how to feel safe. You are young and new Read More …

Using presence to raise independent children

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Oct. 22, 2008, but it carries a timeless message of the payoffs of giving presence to our children, allowing them to develop independence on their own developmental timeline. By Kayris Wall of The Great Walls of Baltimore and Mommy, What’s For Dinner? One day, when my son was a baby, I took him to the grocery store. He started to cry, and as I lifted him out Read More …

This week on www.theattachedfamily.com

Check out these new articles on The Attached Family online magazine, www.theattachedfamily.com: When Daddy Goes Away by American parenting educator and author Naomi Aldort Spotlight On: Camp Common Ground, an interview with the program coordinator Carole Blane, also an API leader The Best Time for Bilingual Education by preschool teachers Emily Patterson and Kathleen Thomas Check out www.theattachefamily.com/membersonly (no login required!) for any of the featured articles, which also include: What’s the Big Deal with Read More …