Self-Reliance vs. Attachment Parenting
Dr. Alanna Levine, MD, explains her opposition to attachment parenting, and why she believes self-reliant, independent children come from a childhood with less parental involvement and attachment.
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Alanna Levine, MD
Pediatrician & Author
Dr. Alanna Levine is a New York-based pediatrician and a mom of two children. As a spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dr. Levine frequently appears on television and in print speaking about breaking medical news and common parenting topics. Dr. Levine is also a contributor for BabyCenter.com, on the board of advisors for GetSweaty.com, and on the executive committee for the American Academy of Pediatrics’ Council on Communications and Media.Dr. Levine sees patients at Orangetown Pediatric Associates in New York and is on staff at Nyack Hospital and Englewood Hospital and Medical Center. She completed her internship and residency at the Mount Sinai Hospital, received her medical degree at Sackler School of Medicine in Tel Aviv, Israel, a master’s degree in medical sciences from Boston University, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.