Attachment parenting even if we don't do EVERYTHING that way?
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|Wed, 03-20-2013 - 11:39am|
I was talking with some friends the other day and I mentioned that we practice attachment parenting. Another "friend" (I use that term loosely!) spoke up and said but you don't co-sleep or use cloth diapers, right? Well, no but I wasn't aware that attachment parenting required some kind of checklist of things that you HAD to do in order for your parenting style to be considered attachment parenting. To me, attachment parenting is a more general term that describes how you will approach parenting- providing a consistent, physical response (ex no cry it out), child-led feedings (no schedule), etc.
Who is right? Do you think someone has to do EVERYTHING in an attachment parenting way in order to consider themselves a follower of that parenting style?