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June 7th, 2009, 07:27 PM
ItalySarah's Avatar Proud Attached Mommy
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Thank you so much Michelle! This is amazing and helpful for so many of us!

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To Attachment Parenting!

Are you an attached parent?

Back to Basics

~Birth bonding/Preparation for Childbirth Birth bonding
~Breastfeeding/Contact feeding Breastfeeding 101
~Babywearing/holding your baby/Kanagroo care Baby wearing 101
~Bed sharing/Co-sleeping/Shared sleep Bed Sharing
~Belief in baby's cries/Emotional Responsiveness/Avoiding long separations from your baby Belief in Baby cries
~Balance and Boundaries/Positive discipline/Balance your family life/Gentle suggesting What do you consider spoiling?
~Beware of baby training

If you're feeling discouraged because you don't fit everything, please read this article, There is No Doctrine for Attachment Parenting: Being AP is a Frame of Mind!

Attachment parenting is respecting a child and their spirit to the same level as any human being is to be treated. At a spiritual, physical, emotional and verbal level, an attached parent is sensitive to their offspring and to their needs. We respond to our bodies, babies and children with a positive attitude, gentle teaching and guidance as our main approach to parenting. We treat our pregnant bodies, babies and children with the upmost respect with the belief that enriches our children to grow into well adjusted human adults. Attached parenting just brings a few more natural tools to the table and seperates from a few other methods that make our parenting approach unique. We look at these approaches as an investment that will pay off later with the result of warm, caring, secure, well-adjusted children that grow into adults.

Some websites to help you:
Dr. Sears Attachment Parenting Index
The Attached Parent
What Attachment means

articles on gentle guidance
Healthy Eating phrases

If you feel you fit within these ideals, please join us and celebrate our parenting style here on Justmommies Attachment Parenting board! Snag a blinkie to promote your feelings on Attachment Parenting. Also, sign in on our AP Profile Book and see who are honoured members were and are. If you have a milestone, please celebrate in our Magical Milestones!

Some other resources for you:
Gentle Discipline Resources, Add your links/info here
Research on why Attached parents DON'T cry it out (CIO.)
All About Attachment Parenting, Recommended Reading, Links, Resources etc..

"Stressed babies grow into anxious adults." Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk from Dundee University

We believe that attachment parenting immunizes children against many of the social and emotional diseases that plague our society. ~ Dr. Bill Sears and Martha Sears, RN.

A gentle suggestion about posting

This area is designed to embrace gentle parenting solutions, including night time parenting, baby wearing, co-sleeping, feeding with love, and positive discipline. We practice gentle discipline with our children and can use those same techiques when on this board posting threads and responding to them. Refrain, reflect and reframe with respect. We have pregnant, nursing &/or post partum moms that come here to this board to celebrate their parenting experiences. From time to time talk about abuse, spanking, CIO, sleep training, baby training, (shaming) other parenting techiques, major family crisis and/or strong opinions may be better suited for other forums. Those subjects don't reflect the atmosphere we want and doesn't respect the emotional state of our members. The Traditional Parenting board, The Inlaws board, The Venting Room, Heated Debates, Survivor of Abuse, and the Divorce and Separation boards might be better alternatives for some of those threads and posts. Not only are those boards best to talk about those subjects but they are better suited to validate beliefs you might have and may give you some great suggestions our members may not be prepared to handle. Also a personal journal or blog may be a great place to verbalize your raw emotions enough to see how it can be reframed on the Attachment parenting board.

Lastly, If you see a thread or post that is offensive, please report it to a moderator, or pm a co-host. There is no need to respond to it if you feel there is no way to reframe it. That's ok because this is designed to be a great place in your free time. We spend much of our positive energy for our families. Let just keep the same peaceful tones and love we have for our families here too. Our hope is you leave AP refreshed, recharged and ready for another day.

The AP Hideaway is a safe place for our members from outsiders or lurkers. Please feel free to pm a co-host for that password if you are a regular attachment parenting member. Understandably there are just some subjects your AP friends need to be in the loop with.

Well open up your mind and see like me
open up your plans and darn you're free
look into your heart and you'll find love love love love
listen to the music of the moment people dance and sing
We're just one big family
And it's our godforsaken right to be loved loved loved loved loved

~ Lyrics from Jason Mraz, I'm Yours

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Last edited by ItalySarah; April 4th, 2010 at 07:27 AM.
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For more browsing on AP click this link for one of our very first info threads!

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