Attachment Parenting

Attachment parenting is also known as instinctive parenting. It is based on the principle of understanding your child’s emotional needs and feelings. Creating a strong bond between mother/father and child is one of the benefits of practicing attachment parenting.

Social and cultural influences vanish when it comes to attachment parenting. Practitioners believe it is a natural way of parenting; the parents become more sensitive and the baby feels more happy and secured.

The tenets of attachment parenting do not require setting rules and guidelines for the children. However, parents who practice attachment parenting realize that this practice goes beyond the infant period and establishes a life-long desire for parents to understand their child in better and nurturing way.

Top 5 Ways of Practicing Attachment Parenting:

  • Undergoing natural childbirth and bonding with the baby is very important for both the parents.
  • Breastfeed the infant on demand.
  • Understand the need of the baby when the baby cries.
  • See that your baby sleeps in your bedroom, preferably beside you in a family bed
  • Keep the baby with you as much as possible.  Many parents carry their infants in an infant carrier or sling.

Benefits of Attachment Parenting:

  • Parents who practice attachment parenting may experience a strong and trusting relationship with their child.
  • Your child may be able to form good relationship with others.
  • Children will learn empathy and care from the relationship their parents have with them.
  • Improve and develop your child’s intellect
  • Children too feel attached with their parents and they trust their parents very much.

Working Mothers Practicing Attachment Parenting:

  • If it is easy and possible for you, bring your child to your office, which will allow you to spend more time with your baby. You can also breastfeed your child when required.
  • You can also try to change your job. For example, you can open your own shop or start your own business.
  • You can also try working part-time.
  • You can also opt for attachment parenting groups where you find other parents too practicing the same style of parenting. In this way you can make friends with other parents.

1 response to Attachment Parenting

  1. There’s nothing more important than a close bond with your child. As our children age that bond becomes visable in every situation we try to guide our kids through.

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