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Attachment Parenting

What is attachment parenting?

Attachment parenting is a parenting style that believes a child’s need for attention and closeness to their parents must be completely fulfilled in the first six years of life in order to keep it from becoming a disruptive preoccupation. In other words, if a child is given attention freely from the start, they will not spend time seeking it out. Parents who form a strong bond with their children in their earliest years set a foundation for independence, because a child who trusts in their parental attachment will feel safe enough to branch out on their own.
“If a child is deeper attached through sameness, through significance, through a sense of belonging, of loyalty, emotionally through intimacy, or feels known, they have many ways of holding on when physically apart,” says Dr. Gordon Neufeld, a renowned developmental psychologist and author. The term “attachment” in this instance means an intimate bond, fostered through physical, emotional, and psychological closeness. Attachment parenting operates on a six stage framework, where ... Read more

Therapist and author Susan Stiffelman walks us through the six stages a child moves through on their journey of attachment with a parent
Author and psychologist, Dr. Jeanne Segal, reviews the attachment bond that forms between a baby and the primary caretaker.
Therapist Julie Wright, MFT explains how fostering a secure attachment with your child is about "being" rather than "doing" through the attachment parenting theory.
Therapist Julie Wright, MFT, discusses what secure attachment looks like over time, why it's important to be well attuned to your child's needs, and how this type of... read more
Dr. Gordon Neufeld, PhD, explains how to raise independent children based on years of research, and it might not be how you thought. Independence comes from fulfilled... read more
Eco-Mom Marni Ayers explains the benefits of using the attachment parenting method with her family, and how she came to love the attachment parenting style after co-... read more
Suchada Eickemeyer discusses some of the most common misconceptions and myths about attachment parenting, and how she found through her own experience that attachment... read more
Dr. Wendy Walsh, PhD, gives her top three ways to form a healthy attachment to your baby with the attachment parenting method and breastfeeding techniques. Healthy... read more
Learn more about what attachment parenting means to mom and blogger Suchada Eickemeyer and find out how she implemented this fascinating parenting style to be the best... read more
Well known mommy blogger Suchada Eickemeyer talks about the parenting style that works best for her! Watch this video and find out why she chose attachment parenting and... read more
Nominated for an Emmy Award for her parenting work, Wendy Walsh adds her advice on the importance of consistent caregivers for small children to minimize the possibility... read more
Expert Aimee Wheeler discusses how danger plays a role in your child's life and furthermore how this can manifest itself and change a baby's sense of danger. Learn how... read more
Expert Aimee Wheeler, explains the science behind the attachment theory and how attachment early on in life will biologically create pathways that will allow for healthy... read more
Watch and learn as attachment theory is explained in regards to the long terms effects on a child. Any questions you might have about how your child will be grow and... read more
Julie Hale, a progessive mom and expert in her private practice, shares some examples of how you as a parent can physically show the importance of bonding with your baby... read more
Giuditta Tornetta's unique approach on what attachment parenting is reveals the organic nature of the method. Find out everything there is to know about how simple... read more
Aimee Wheeler knows how important modelling a healthy relationship with your baby is for the rest of your child's growth and development. By explaining the most... read more
How has your childhood impacted your view on raising children? The attachment parenting style continuously brings up these topics and provides platform for parents to... read more

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