Why I Believe in Attachment Parenting Essays

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The essay provides an introduction to Attachment Parenting. It covers why I believe it is a valid and important way to parent. It believes that children need to have firm foundation of attachment in order to have proper brain development. I cover why I believe so much in this parenting style. It is a very connected way to raise and respond to children. It covers the elements that make-up this parenting style including: co-sleeping and baby wearing. Also, cover some of the objections to this parenting style and address them with counter claims. Children get to separate from the parent(s) when they are ready and aren’t pushed to advance to early in life. When the child becomes to separate an independent and compassionate human
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It seems to be a common view point that by carrying a child too much or responding to their needs too much will spoil them. This belief is linked to the fear of by coddling them now; you will hinder them into a developing into an independent adult. This is the opposite of what happens when the heart of the style is followed One of the reasons that this parenting style is seen as wrong or strange is the false belief that when a child cries they are manipulating you when they cry and if you always respond they will be spoiled. Sadly, here in the United States we seem to prefer having independent children from the start.
Yet, in other parts of the world this parenting style is viewed as normal. The truth is they are communicating with you and need to be responded to feel safe and secure. When this trust is built as an infant they will have the security to become independent as they grow up. One element of this traditional practice is “wearing” a baby, which means having them attached to a parent via a sling or pouch of some kind. It keeps the baby close yet hands-free. In tribal communities breast feeding and “wearing” babies on them makes for a content and secure child and family. Looking at other cultures throughout the world this concept of parenting is accepted and normal. The closeness keeps parents
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