Got this from Attachment Parenting International:
Attachment Parenting is a philosophy based in the practice of nurturing parenting practices that create strong emotional bonds, also known as secure attachment, between the infant and parent(s). This style of parenting encourages responsiveness to the infant or child’s emotional needs, and develops trust that their emotional needs will be met. As a result, this strong attachment helps the child develop secure,
empathic, peaceful, and enduring relationships.
mamaella was visiting today with Ryan. The first time we ever met was at a breastfeeding support group meeting several months ago. I saw that she had a Mayawrap and had wanted to be in touch because I wanted to learn how to babywear.
(My sis C got my Mayawrap for me when P was 4 months old from an LLLLeader in Singapore. Unfortunately, I felt that since P was an older baby, he didn’t want to be in the sling anymore. My mistake was that I really didn’t practice using it on him.)
I’m glad that I was able to keep in touch with Ella, in fact, we later on found out (through emails, phone calls, and text messages) that we have several similarities! Most of all, we mother on the same wavelength. Both of us practice attachment parenting, we breastfeed our babies, we babywear, we practice EC, we co-sleep!
I had a lot of fun this afternoon talking to another mom with nearly the exact same ideas as I had…I did tell her too, that even though my folks didn’t practice other AP things like natural childbirth, breastfeeding, babywearing and co-sleeping, I felt that my siblings and I were brought up the AP way.
My Mom was a SAHM. She was very active in our schooling. She made sure we were well-fed (ha, wouldn’t YOU want to see a picture of me when I was young and bochog!), prepared us well for school, and was just plainly there for us.
Our folks supported us in whatever we did. They were the greatest parents ever! (Of course, I only realized this when I became a parent myself…)
Thanks, Mom and Dad, for AP-ing us, even when there even wasn’t a name for it!!!