Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child



Grow a secure attachment with your children by listening to your heart
Popularized by bestselling pediatrician Dr. William Sears, attachment parenting encourages mothers and fathers to fully accept their babies' dependency needs. According to the growing numbers of attachment parenting advocates, consistent parental responsiveness to these needs leads to happy and emotionally well-balanced children.
This practical, comprehensive, and first-ever guide to today's most talked-about nurturing style, Attachment Parenting shows how some conventional childrearing advice can be detrimental, and urges you to trust your instincts on such important matters as:
  • Responding attentively to your baby's cries
  • Minimizing parent-child separation
  • Avoiding sleep training for infants
  • Breastfeeding according to your baby's cues instead of a schedule
  • Wearing your baby in a cloth carrier rather than relying on baby gadgets such as plastic carriers and carriages.

In addition to expert advice from pediatricians, lactation consultants, and anthropologists -- as well as words of wisdom from hundreds of real parents -- Attachment Parenting includes an exhaustive list of print, Internet, and support-group resources. It's an indispensable, hands-on reference that allows you to confidently and joyfully develop a secure and loving bond with your young children.

Product Details

Atria Books
Publish Date
August 01, 1999
5.62 X 0.85 X 8.52 inches | 0.97 pounds
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About the Author

Katie Allison Granju is a writer whose work has appeared in The Chicago Tribune, Disney's Family.Com, Microsoft's Underwire, and Salon's very popular Mothers Who Think column. She is the mother of three attachment-parented young childre