Helping a grade school child who has always been surrounded by his or her parents learn to adapt to sleeping alone can be a difficult task. While the exact age is dependent on parental styles, here are some reasons why it's a good idea to mobilize your child to learn to sleep on her own.
American mothers bear the brunt of today's pressure to be super involved and highly vigilant--with very little social or
I like who they are turning out to be. And while I don't attribute their delightfulness entirely to attachment parenting, I do think that being raised with such extravagant love as had a profoundly positive effect on my kids. In my experience, here are some of the long-term benefits of attachment parenting.
As parents -- as people! -- we all (I'm pretty sure all of us, yes?) wish there were a simple way, a method that is tried and true and guaranteed to get us the results we hope for... be this a fitness program, a healthy diet, a supplement protocol, a parenting handbook, a financial plan, a spiritual practice, a qualified approach to ANYTHING.
It can be seen at any long grocery store line-up: the older brother starts pestering the younger sister who is asking the parent for the 27th time to please buy them that sugar-loaded treat. The parent is becoming increasingly exasperated.
Helicopter parenting has become the go-to buzz word in the child-raising world. Everybody is critical of parents deemed to be overly protective of their child and helicopter parenting has become blamed for the failure of children everywhere to successfully grow up.
Children need to sit in the nothingness of boredom in order to arrive at an understanding of who they are. And just as important
When we feel supported in this essential way our bandwidth for meeting life's challenges expands. Adult human needs are pretty simple really and when they are met we are likely to thrive and live rich, satisfying and ultimately fulfilling lives.
By being close to their child, and communicating with them constantly, parents learn to respond to their baby's needs. Once
My vision for Meera is that she will walk through the world emanating the feeling that she has been raised in a loving and caring two-home family and that as a result of this she will move with joyful grace trusting the stable base of love within her as she rises up to welcome the life that is hers to live.
When a situation is getting heated with your child, a script that has been spoken many times before may threaten to come out of your mouth.
In determining that Room doesn't work, screenwriting guru Robert McKee writes, I'd like to borrow from a page of one of Robert
Believing you could be jeopardizing their healthy development can be paralyzing. Lots of parents find themselves here at one point or another. If you find yourself tossing and turning, know that you are not alone and listening to this worry will help you turn things around.
These fleeting daily connections we can make with our children often feel like chores. Sometimes it takes a moment of darkness to shine a light on the privilege we are blessed with in being parents.
Think of it this way. Your child's resources have been completely used up by all of that sitting, managing, and missing. And they just plain old have nothing left.
You had a choice, you see, this morning in the sunshine at the park.
After all the warnings, I was duly scared about the sleep thing. And it's true. I have not slept more than a few hours in a row for months. But what nobody tells you is how much joy you feel.
For me, Attachment Parenting is not just one thing or one set of rules. My family's AP is different to your family's AP and so on. Because my Attachment Parenting has actually been many, many things over the years.
If you want to be a good grandparent, you must incorporate your grandparent role into your identity, respect your children's desires to raise the children the way they want to (as long as there is no abuse or neglect), and communicate effectively with both younger generations.
Keep ignoring the continuous weird looks from strangers while you're nursing. Think of me, and how I've changed; know that there is hope, and ignorance can fade.