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.
Drawing on the literature of Dr. William Sears, who provides the book's introduction, Granju (with the help of Kennedy, R.N., M.S.N.) offers a mother's insight into the concept of attachment parenting. Rather than the typical child care approach that provides a list of generic do's and don'ts during certain phases in a baby's development, the attachment theory posits that parents know their child better than so-called experts. Granju examines breast feeding, baby wearing, and the family bed as natural concepts conducive to raising healthy children. She relates numerous experiences of mothers pulled from Internet listservs. Patrons may be well served by using these addresses to engage in their own Internet discourse, but, unfortunately, these rather flat anecdotes, along with extensive lists of attachment parenting resources, comprise the bulk of the book. Attachment Parenting adds nothing that Sears hasn't already covered in more detail in his many respected and groundbreaking works. Purchase for public libraries where demand warrants.--Lisa Powell Williams, Moline Southeast Lib., IL Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.
Authors : Kate Allison Granju, Betsy Kennedy, Katie A. Granju
Publisher : Simon & Schuster Adult Publishing Group
Published Year : August 1999
Subject : Family & Relationships, Parenting
ISBN : 067102762X
ISBN13 : 9780671027629