The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby
An inspirational and practical guide to the fastest-growing parenting philosophy in America today--from the bestselling childcare authorities who coined the term "attachment parenting."
Is it OK to sleep with your newborn baby? How old is too old for breastfeeding? These questions and more are answered in this latest addition to the Sears Parenting Library. Attachment Parenting encourages early, strong, and sustained attention to the new baby's needs and this book outlines the steps that will create the most lasting bonds between parents and their children. Practical and inspirational, this book, the heart of the Sears' parenting creed, is a necessity for every new parents' bookshelf.
Attachment parenting is a highly intuitive, high-touch, style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates consistent parental responsiveness to baby's dependency needs. Rather than give parents a strict set of rules about when to breastfeed or when to respond to a cry, Dr. Sears's approach encourages parents to learn and work with their baby's particular cues.
The book will explain the importance of attachment, what attachment parenting is, and the six "Baby B's"--Bonding, Breastfeeding, Babywearing, Bedding close to baby, Belief in the language value of baby's cry, and Beware of baby trainers--that form the foundation of the Sears' approach.
The book will also focus on the benefits of AP for both parent and child, and explain how AP improves development, makes discipline easier, and even promotes independence. There will be information on AP for working parents, on weaning your child from AP, as well as scientific research that explains why AP works.
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Little, Brown and Company
August 06, 2001
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