1. Is it okay to lay with my child until he falls asleep?
2. If it is okay, at what age do I need to start teaching him to fall asleep on his own?
3. Are there any resources I can provide my mother to assure her it is okay? Her best friend is a family counselor and promotes the cry-it-out philosophy, so I need more than just "my word" that I am not harming my child's development.
Also, sometimes he stays the entire night in his own crib, and sometimes he wakes in the middle of the night crying (maybe 50% of the time), in which case I bring him to my bed and he falls back asleep. This also does not seem like a problem to me.
I have never heard the term "Attachment Parenting" until tonight when I stumbled across it, so forgive me if I seem ignorant to basic principles.