Monday, November 14, 2011

New Series: AP

During Liza's pregnancy I compulsively read everything I could find online about natural birth and eventually, homebirth.  I would go so far as to say I was addicted to the climactic eventuality of the birth story when the baby was born and the mother gushes about the wonders of natural childbirth.  I read and read and then I would read a little more.

Initially, my only goal was to bring Liza into this world as peacefully as possible, trusting and respecting my body and the physiological process of birth.  But, the more I learned about gentle birth, the more thought I gave to gentle parenting.  Now I see how a gentle and respectful birth is simply a stepping stone to treating my children with respect and dignity no matter their age.  

In this new blog series, we will explore the  8 Principles of Attachment Parenting and how we apply these principles in everday life:

Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
Feed with Love and Respect
Responds with Sensitivity
Use Nurturing Touch
Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally
Provide Consistent and Loving Care
Practice Positive Discipline
Strive for Balance in Personal and Family Life

Are you interested in contributing to this series as a guest post?  Send me an email at lmd328(at)gmail(dot)com and we can discuss the details.  

Do you consider yourself an Attached Parent? 


AKD said...

I love this idea! AP is so much of who we are as a family unit, the first thought I have with Alice is, "Is this respectful?". Great series idea!

Mandi @ Catholic Newlywed said...

I think natural childbirth and attachment parenting are definitely connected. I know that I started thinking about natural childbirth, then progressed to thinking about breastfeeding, cloth diapering, attachment parenting, etc., etc., etc.

Mandi @ Living the Good Life said...

definitely a common thread amongst the 2...I'll write something. Since I can't manage to post on my blog, maybe I'll just post on yours ;) You pick.