Posts tagged with: Attachment Parenting

Advice for New Moms – 10 Things New Moms Need to Know Hey there, new mama. Let’s talk. I’ve got some advice for new moms I want to share with you. Look . . . You already know it won’t...
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We Don’t Force Our Children to Hug Other Adults (Not even Grandma!) As toddlers and preschoolers my boys often refused to hug relatives they rarely saw. Sometimes our less mature family members acted offended when the boys refused hugs and...
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How to Practice Attachment Parenting with Multiple Children Let me be the first to admit: Attachment parenting multiple children gets a little tricky sometimes. When my oldest was born and I discovered attachment parenting I gave it my all. I...
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How to Handle Embarrassing Breastfeeding Situations Let’s face it – nothing about breastfeeding is easy. Whether it’s struggling with the discomfort of breastfeeding, helping your baby find a latch you can both live with, dealing with public perception, or finding...
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Attachment Parenting Results After 18 Years Have you ever wondered about attachment parenting results past the first few years of life? I know I wondered about this when I was a new mom. My oldest son will be 18 this...
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Attachment Parenting is Hard & 10 Other Things I Wish I’d Known About Attachment Parenting First the bad news: Attachment Parenting is hard when you don’t have an example to follow. Now the good news: My generation of moms made attachment...
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You Don’t Have to Play With Your Children Let’s be honest, mamas. Do you truly like playing with your children? I don’t mean having fun with them or spending quality time with them. I mean sitting on the floor pushing...
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Is Gentle Discipline Always Gentle? Here’s a fact about gentle discipline: Gentle discipline doesn’t always look gentle. Sometimes when people imagine what gentle parenting or gentle discipline looks like they picture an earth-mother type saying sweetly to her child, “Now,...
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Is Attachment Parenting Permissive Parenting? When I first became interested in attachment parenting, I admit, I wondered to myself, “Is attachment parenting permissive parenting?” Because I was brought up in a strict, authoritarian household I worried about the effectiveness of gentle...
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Is Crying It Out Ever Okay For Your Baby? Few baby parenting topics are more controversial than sleep training, especially the cry-it-out method. As a mother who practiced attachment parenting with her babies, leaving my baby to cry alone was...
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Easy Ways to Spend Quality Time With Your Children We all know spending quality time with our children is important.  The quality of the time we spend with our children is more important than the quantity of time we spend...
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Is Attachment Parenting Ruining Your Life? I’ve been practicing attachment parenting since my oldest son was born in 2001. I’d love to tell you that attachment parenting has been some easy-breezy, peaceful-earth-mother experience, but I’d be lying. Dear sweet mamas, attachment...
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How to Get Over Working Mom Guilt If you are a working mom you’ve probably experienced working mom guilt.  Some moms experience it more than others.  Some moms have felt it and made peace.  It’s not easy keeping all of...
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How To Discipline Your Child Without Spanking – 13 Alternatives to Spanking Your Child If you’ve decided not to use corporal punishment as a form of discipline you may find yourself unprepared for situations where spanking is often used.  Many...
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Does Gentle Discipline Really Work? I first read about gentle discipline when my oldest child was nearing his first birthday.  I’d practiced attachment parenting from the beginning, but hadn’t given much thought to discipline.  I knew from my own upbringing...
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How to Deal With Parenting Anxiety If you’re a parent chances are you’ve spent more than a little time worrying about your children.  It’s normal and it’s healthy to be concerned about the safety and well-being of our children.  We...
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5 Ways to Stay Connected to Your Family When Life Gets Busy Several years ago, after being a mostly work-at-home mom for 11 years, I took a full time job outside of the home. My already-busy life became jam-packed. Even...
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Parenting Q & A: My Child Cries When I Drop Him Off At Daycare Q:  I’ve just started working outside of the home after being a sahm (stay at home mom) with my three-year-old his whole life.  It’s been two...
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Parenting Q & A: My Kids Fight All The Time. Help! Q:  My sons are 7 and 5.  They argue and fight non-stop.  The older one tries to “parent” the younger one.  The younger one whines and gets dramatic about...
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Why I Don’t Breastfeed in Public As a breastfeeding mother, I was uncomfortable breastfeeding in public.  I decided early on that I don’t breastfeed in public and I don’t regret it. If you’ve read my articles about my breastfeeding experience,...
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Breastfeeding For the Last Time My third son was born with a head full of hair like his brothers, 20 inches long like his brothers, and had the face of an angel –  you guessed it – like his brothers. Unlike...
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My Experience with Tandem Breastfeeding When my oldest child reached 18 months old, our nursing relationship was still going strong and I was pregnant again.  (Read about my experience with breastfeeding and pregnancy.) I was sure my son would wean...
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My Experience with Breastfeeding During Pregnancy When my oldest son was born we had a lot of newborn breastfeeding difficulties. Although we got through the challenges I decided early on that I would only nurse him for about 6 months....
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How to Treat Mastitis Naturally By the time my oldest child was 12 weeks old, all of our newborn breastfeeding struggles were behind us.  He latched well, and stayed latch.  In hindsight, I realize that part of my son’s latch...
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My Experience with Working And Breastfeeding When my oldest son was 6 weeks old I returned to work part-time.  I felt a little panicked because he had never learned to properly latch onto a bottle.  In fact, it had taken...
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Dealing with Common Concerns of Newborn Breastfeeding My breastfeeding experience with my oldest son had a rough start. We dealt with several common newborn breastfeeding issues such as poor latch, thrush, overactive letdown, and reflux. The latter two problems I...
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The Best Breastfeeding Books When I’m invited to a baby shower and I know the mom plans to breastfeed, I always give her one or two of the best breastfeeding books. Without these books my breastfeeding experience would’ve likely been...
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How to Stop Your Child From Whining There are few things more grating than a whining child, right?  Sometimes around the age of 2.5-3, when a child as an arsenal of words to use, but can’t always seem to figure...
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Advocating For Our Children Most of the time I am a pretty mellow mama.  I don’t enjoy causing a scene and would much prefer to not be noticed and allowed to reside in the background.  Living life in the spotlight...
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What is Attachment Parenting? When my youngest was born I knew that certain common parenting practices did not fit my way of thinking of about my child and my role as his mother.  I researched different parenting philosophies and one...
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