What Is Attachment Parenting?

What Is Attachment Parenting?

There is a new parenting style called Attachment Parenting which has become popular lately. One of the main focuses of this parenting style is being close with your child at all times and keeping them safe from harm’s way as much as possible. It encourages parents to protect their children by shielding them from any potential dangers that come along the way, such as strangers who may harm their children. Another main focus of attachment parenting is breastfeeding and babywearing (carrying children in slings).

Some Attachment Parenting Characteristics

The parents believe in a non-violent approach, no corporal punishment, and children’s banning of TV. They believe in breastfeeding as long as possible, up to age five or six years old. Parents may also choose to sleep with their children. Although they do not encourage co-sleeping. After World War II, parenting philosophies such as attachment (as in “attachment parenting”) became a part of mainstream child-rearing, with many ideas borrowed from older teachings.

It makes sense that you want to protect your child from damage and that you are trying to give them a good foundation on how to be caring and loving while being self-reliant.

In Today’s Society, Parents Have to Work, Taking Them Away From Their Children

Making the parent/child bond not as strong as it used to be in the past. It is a good practice for both parent and child to spend that time together every day to see each other and spend time with each other. Also, I believe it is essential to teach children how to be independent early to become self-sufficient and know what it is like to work for things in life. This shows that you love them enough to provide everything, but you also want them to learn how the world works, and it isn’t always about getting something for nothing.

This Involves Teaching Them What Their Rights Are and Standing up for Themselves, Which Is an Excellent Skill to Have in Life

 I do think there is a fine line between protection and over-protection as well. There will always be certain dangers that come with being alive, but you can’t shelter your child from everything, and nothing ever happens to them either because they never leave the house. This may sound a bit extreme, but you also want to show your child how things are in the world at this point and time so that they know what to expect when it’s their turn to face reality.

Attachment Parenting Is Very Closely Linked With Breastfeeding and Co-sleeping

Breastfeeding for up to 6 years is recommended by attachment parenting experts. Not everyone can breastfeed for that long, and whether you choose to stop breastfeeding earlier or later will come down to the parent’s choice in certain situations. There are different reasons why women may stop breastfeeding their child before the age of 2; Milk supply- when a mother runs out of milk and the tiny amount of milk they have left for their child, they may stop breastfeeding. It is essential to know how to increase your milk supply so that you can continue breastfeeding longer.

Some Mothers Choose to Give Their Children a Schedule of When They Will Be Breastfeeding

They have their infant fed at specific times during the day by adding formula to decrease breast milk. Mothers choose to do this for various reasons, such as wanting their baby to sleep longer at night.

Co-sleeping Is Known as Parents Sleeping in the Same Bed With Their Children

Because they believe it promotes better bonding between parent and child, helps babies sleep through the night sooner and more.

It is believed that co-sleeping helps the baby feel more secure, promotes breastfeeding, and allows parents to hear what their child needs rather than always being in another room.

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Co-sleeping Is Not for Every Family Because It Could Be Unsafe

A few safety concerns are SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), suffocation, and making the baby too dependent on their parents.

Thank you for viewing my article about attachment parenting. I hope you found it helpful and informative.

By Rosa Norris

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