Attachment Parenting – Responsive Practices ❤️
I choose to breastfeed, co-sleep, Babywear and be a responsive parent in meeting my babies needs. That’s my personal choice, as I find it easier to tune into my baby and respond to her needs quickly.
But that does not mean that those that bottle feed, push baby in a pram, and have baby in a cot are not responding to their babies needs.
“Optimal parenting is responsive to the baby’s needs, which in infancy include staying in close proximity to the parent. Once the baby learns that her caretakers are reliably nurturing and protective, she builds on this internal security as she proceeds to the next developmental tasks of exploration, mastery of her environment, and forming relationships with others.”
“Our brain development, our emotional development, and even our later ability to control our tempers, delay gratification and have healthy romances, all depend on having our innate relationship needs met as infants.”
“What children need to be securely attached is to feel unconditionally loved. Not to BE unconditionally loved, but to FEEL it. What does that actually mean parents need to do, in practice? It means that when our child is needy we accept those needs and meet them”
It’s time to stop making other parents feel bad. Let’s give all mums and dads the support they need to grow into the responsive parents their children need.
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