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|Sat, 01-02-2010 - 7:07am|
I am a proud attatched parent. I have believed in this philosiphy since before I knew it had a name! I have always worked with kids and got my degree in child psychology and development. I have been an au Pair in Canada, U.S and Europe and have always used attatched parenting styles. It would break my heart to enter a home and see babies left for hours in front of TVs in bouncy chairs. I found much less of this in Europe where the sling is more the norm.
When I got pregnant with Teddy My husband and I agreed that this was the best way to raise a child. We took a prenatal class taught by a doula which just reaffirmed everything we believe in. We had a midwife and loved the experience. I now attend the La Leche group and have found that most of the women there are also attatched parents.
Yesterday we went to my husbands friends house for dinner. They had a baby just 2 weeks younger then Teddy. They have the opposite view of parenting. In fact, when I pulled out the sling the wife was shocked that I wear one. She said her husband is opposed to them because he said she could fall and kill the baby(!) And boy did we ever get an