Attachment parenting means attending to my children’s needs first and foremost, whilst not neglecting my own. Although I may not always achieve it, I always strive for balance.
Attachment parenting is not black and white, or an exact science. I love to co-sleep, but my children can sleep in their own beds too and still be securely attached to me.
Attachment parenting means realising that my baby’s ‘want’ and ‘need’ are the same thing.
Attachment parenting means knowing that my preschoolers ‘want’ and ‘need’ are very different things – and having the compassion and understanding to support him through his frustration when he is figuring out that difference for himself.
Attachment parenting means holding my baby without restraint, both in my arms and in my heart.
Attachment parenting means doing what’s right for my children, even if it’s not easy or convenient for me.
Attachment parenting means modelling compassion and respect for others so that my children may learn to do the same.
Attachment parents make mistakes.
Attachment parenting means never forgetting that every parenting choice I make will somehow affect my children as adults.
Attachment parenting is knowing when to let go.
Attachment parenting means refusing to leave my baby to cry in the night.
Attachment parenting means lovingly guiding my children onto the right path, not punishing them when they ‘misbehave’.
Attachment parenting is love without measure.
What does attachment parenting mean to you?