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Attachment Parenting

Attachment Parenting articles to motivate and support your choice to practice AP.

“Containerized” Infants: How Products are Affecting Our Babies’ Brains

By Rae Pica


Besides the fact that they were built to do so, there are a great many reasons why infants need to move. The truth is, even though their movement capabilities are extremely limited when compared with even those of a toddler, movement experiences may be more important for infants than for children of any other age group. And it’s not all about motor development either. (more…)

22 Things For Teens To Do Instead of TV

By Carrie Lauth


Encouraging your preteen or tweenager to watch less TV? Try giving him this list of ideas to get him off the couch. Anytime you hear the “B” word (bored), remind him how fun life can be when you live it yourself instead of watching it on television. (more…)

Bosom Buddies: Why dad should know the facts about breastfeeding.

By PT Staff


Everyone agrees that breast is best when it comes to feeding babies. But what does it take for a woman to decide to breast-feed her baby?

The biggest influence is her husband or boyfriend. (more…)

Love and Work, Work and Love

By Julie Jordan Scott


My day started merrily today. Please read that again, with your tongue firmly entrenched in your cheek. Yes, my day started merrily today. I’ll put it in a nutshell for you. Sam, my five-year-old, is having challenges with his digestive system.

When it looked like it was a temporary challenge, I lit a candle and set it on my entry way altar. I recited my most recent quote-to-live-by, “My work is to love.” Mary Oliver said it so it must be true. (more…)

How To Curb The TV Habit In 3 Easy Steps

By Carrie Lauth


So you’re not quite ready to throw the TV away, but you’re limiting the time spent viewing television in your home? Here are some easy tips for curbing the tv habit that have worked for my family. (more…)

Alternative Checklist: Simple Care and Love for Baby; Skip the Stuff

By Kristy Shreve Powers

what to buy for baby and what do you and your baby really need?

What will you and your new baby need? The baby gear checklists you find online seem ludicrously thorough: Will a wipes warmer really be necessary, or a special diaper pail with custom liners? Whether you’re concerned about the environment, your wallet, or turning your home into a wasteland of bright plastic, you may want to limit your baby purchases to the essentials. What follows is an alternative to the usual checklist, for new parents choosing a simpler lifestyle. (more…)

13 Things For Your Child To Do (Instead of Watch TV)

By Carrie Lauth


C’mon, admit it. You sometimes use the television set as a cheap babysitter. That’s ok…we ALL do it sometimes! Ah, but it’s a double-edged sword, because kids who watch a lot of TV have trouble keeping themselves entertained, which in the long run makes your job harder! (more…)

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