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alittlelost April 7th, 2013 12:50 PM

How did you find out about Attachment Parenting?
 
Was it just something you did, and then you found a name for it? If so, did it give you ideas in other areas of parenting?
Was it something you heard about and looked into, and it sounded/felt "right" to you?
Were you practicing some areas of Attachment Parenting and then learned about the rest after discovering AP?
What's your story?

breathing for two April 7th, 2013 01:44 PM

Re: How did you find out about Attachment Parenting?
 
My friend mentioned her sister did "gentle parenting" I had never heard of it, and didn't think it was possible. I spent the whole day reading about it (Eliana was currently a sweet baby on a growth spurt, so I had lots of time to read) and it felt so right to me. When DH got home I had him read little bits here and there, it took him awhile to get used to, but now he's very supportive.

sareymac April 8th, 2013 06:21 AM

Re: How did you find out about Attachment Parenting?
 
Was it just something you did, and then you found a name for it? If so, did it give you ideas in other areas of parenting? Well I heard of it but wasnt sure EXACTLY what it was, Jess (ironmamma) actually told me more about it.

Was it something you heard about and looked into, and it sounded/felt "right" to you? I guess. . . I mean, I don't even know. lol

Were you practicing some areas of Attachment Parenting and then learned about the rest after discovering AP? Yes. Although a lot of the time, i dont feel I fit in here with some of the stuff I read, I do NOT in anyway mean that to offend, but I work outside the home, I vax and I do not co sleep, we have a strict schedule we go by and it seems most people in AP dont I dont know maybe i am just feeling emotional lol but. . . it often makes me wonder, should I REALLY be in here? But then again, I once tried the traditional parenting board, and that is definitely not for me.
That being said, I truly enjoy this board!

Jule'sMomInOR April 8th, 2013 11:55 AM

Re: How did you find out about Attachment Parenting?
 
I am having a hard time remembering now! I think I became interested in having a NCB first and maybe some of the ladies on the board were AP and I got to know it that way? I remember hearing about co-sleeping because I posted a thread in my DDC about how I really needed to get enough sleep for work and someone mentioned how co-sleeping helps you get more sleep and I thought, "Hey, that makes sense!".

KMH April 8th, 2013 12:28 PM

Re: How did you find out about Attachment Parenting?
 
I also stumbled onto it while researching co-sleeping. I wanted to co-sleep but everyone had told me I'd suffocate my baby, so I was researching and kept seeing the term "AP." I realized that since I already co-slept, loved babywearing, breastfed on demand, delayed vaxing, etc. I fit right in. I wasn't sure about the gentle discipline at first (I came from a very traditional household), but after doing some reading and talking with DH it became obvious that it was the only choice for us.

IronMamma April 8th, 2013 01:41 PM

Re: How did you find out about Attachment Parenting?
 
Sarah, I feel like you belong here. You do not have to be vax free to be AP, you do not have to Co-sleep to be AP, and yes you CAN have a schedule. The whole point is gentle disicipline. We are all about loving and nurturing a child. I have been friends with you for a while to know that yes you are AP, you are such a good Mamma to G3! I mean that! :wub:

For me, I did not do any research on how I wanted to raise Drake, AP came to me naturally and honestly, I have no idea what AP even was until a friend of mine has mentioned that I was very AP and I was like "What?..." then I started to research it and welp, I am AP. :) I felt the way I was raising my child was the way of a lot of people until I talked to more Moms and realized AP is not the "norm". I have always felt that kids should eat when they are hungry, not when Mamam says, they should sleep when they are sleep, not when Mamma says and they should tell you when they are ready to achieve a mile stone, not when Mamma thinks he should. Luckily, DH is VERY AP. Score!

sareymac April 9th, 2013 05:51 AM

Re: How did you find out about Attachment Parenting?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by IronMamma (Post 27268610)
Sarah, I feel like you belong here. You do not have to be vax free to be AP, you do not have to Co-sleep to be AP, and yes you CAN have a schedule. The whole point is gentle disicipline. We are all about loving and nurturing a child. I have been friends with you for a while to know that yes you are AP, you are such a good Mamma to G3! I mean that! :wub:

Thank you :) I appreciate that. Everything I do is for him. to make his life better.

crunchywannabe April 11th, 2013 08:22 AM

Re: How did you find out about Attachment Parenting?
 
I worked in childcare for a few years before I was hired by a family that gave my 'style' a name... sometimes I just didn't mesh well with the families I worked for... I thought they were too harsh, or uptight, or 'traditional' and it was difficult to follow along with another parent's choices (as their caregiver that was essentially my job).... When I found a family that did a lot of AP style things I fit in way better and worked for them for years. It just makes sense to me. I would identify myself as fairly traditional on the AP scale, but I think there is a lot to be said for doing what feels natural for you!


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