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Parenting: Is It For You?
parenting, though it has some very passionate proponents, is not
a religion. You can pick and choose the parts that fit your preferences
and lifestyle, adjusting the method to your comfort level -- as
long as the main concept is adhered to.
is Attachment Parenting?
More and more studies are showing
that AP strategies maximize children's neurological and emotional
Science of Attachment
(AP) is really nothing new. It's simply the art of responsive
parenting, advocating techniques such as co-sleeping, babywearing,
breastfeeding, bonding at birth and a belief in the language value
of babies' cries.
Chemistry of Attachment
Oxytocin is a chemical messenger released in the
brain chiefly in response to social contact, but its release is
especially pronounced with skin-to-skin contact. In addition to
providing health benefits, this hormone-like substance promotes
bonding patterns and creates desire for further contact with the
individuals inciting its release.
Term Attachment Parenting
Are AP groups and ideas a thing of the
past now that your little ones are big kids (or even – gasp!
-- teenagers) and you’re no longer breastfeeding and diapering?
Are you an attachment parenting graduate (or drop-out)? Attachment
parenting is not just for babies – and you don’t have
to stop as your kids grow older!
exactly is “attachment parenting” as it applies to
all ages, not just babies? My children are
moving beyond the breastfeeding, babywearing and family bed stage...
Articles and Sibling Rivalry
Tips to Build Sibling Attachment
Siblings at the
How do we know if we’re ready to have another
How to Help Your Marriage Survive a New Baby
How to Homeschool
Building the Unschooling or Homeschooling Village
I do not feel qualified to teach my children
Husband's involvement in homeschooling
How should we structure our school year?
Science in the Blink of an Eye
Building the Unschooling
or Homeschooling Village
Can a Single Parent Unschool?
Isn't “unschooling” just a
fancy way of saying you ignore your children? Is that even legal?
Pitching In: Simple
Ways to Get Your Family Involved
Your Parenting Comes Under Fire
Both Parents Work? Should One Stay at Home?
Playdates for Parents
it ok to spoil your kids?
on Getting Kids To Sleep
My 6-month-old baby
wakes up almost every hour to breastfeed.
My baby won't nap! She fights sleep but gets fussier and fussier
as the day progresses.
Using White Noise While Babies Sleep
Write a Family Bestseller: “My Sleep Book”
Why Isn't She Sleeping at Night?
and the Family Bed
for Successful Family Beds
expecting our first baby soon and thinking about using a family
a Family Bed - Co Sleeping
Checklist For Safe Cosleeping
Top 10 Uses For a Crib (other than sleeping!)
Co-sleeping and the Media
- Using Slings
Back to Basics with Babywearing
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Slings
View our February 2004 sling review series
Child's Feelings and Emotional Intelligence
Build Your Child’s
What You Say and What Your Children Hear
Helping Kids Cope With
News of War
Top Ten Ways to Raise Emotionally Intelligent
Be Smart With Your Children’s Feelings
How You Can Teach Your Child Respect
Responsibility - Responsible Children
The Hidden Messages
10 Reasons to Tell
Your Kids Stories
Help Your Hubby Support Breastfeeding
For Overwhelmed Fathers
- Save Memories of Your Children
Tell Your Stories
Top 10 Common Sense Rules
How to Help Your Marriage Survive
a New Baby
When It’s More Than the “Baby
I Yelled at My Kids
My Kids Are Driving Me Crazy!
Positive Parenting Articles
10 Reasons to Tell Your Kids
Getting Kids to Organize Themselves
Top 10 Ways to Keep Your
Kids From Fighting
Ways to Get Your Kids to Talk to You
Give Your Kids Household Chores!
Encourage Children to Play Naturally
Your Kids to Cooperate
Gentle Discipline Articles
for Your Teens
Give Your Kids the “N” Word
Your Kids From Fighting - Fighting Kids - Fighting Siblings
Of Conflict and
Control - Kid Discipline
To Spank Your Child or Not to Spank?
Get Your Toddler to Cooperate - Parenting
Attachment Parenting Articles
Create a Peaceful
Long Term Attachment Parenting
Can There Be Too Much? - Attachment Parenting
Parenting Style Differences
Caring vs. Caring Too Much
Learning All Day Long
Falling off the AP Wagon