helping children become independent

It’s alright that you need me

May 18, 2015

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 […]

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Using presence to raise independent children

March 19, 2015

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 […]

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This week on www.theattachedfamily.com

January 26, 2011

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 […]

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