Guest Author - Megan Faulkner
Welcome, and thank you for your interest in the Attachment Parenting newsletter!
This is a free, weekly newsletter full of information and resources for anyone interested in Attachment Parenting! Whether you are new to attachment parenting and wanting to learn more, or you are looking for support and current information as you continue your Attachment Parenting journey, this newsletter is made for you!
The goals of this newsletter include:
There are many misconceptions about Attachment Parenting, including that it involves never setting a baby down or that Attachment Parenting leads to spoiled children. In reality, by nurturing a strong bond between the child and his or her caregiver, the child is more likely to gain the confidence to become independent. Another common misconception is that one must breastfeed, co-sleep, baby-wear, etc, in order to be considered an AP parent. Attachment Parenting is not about following a set of parenting mandates; it is about fostering a strong parent-child bond.
Parenting can be challenging at times, no matter what your parenting philosophy is! In those times, it can be beneficial to have a support network of like-minded people who have been in your position and who can share their insight or provide some support. It is also important to remember to nurture yourself during your child’s early years. This newsletter is designed to bring concise and practical information about caring for both your baby and yourself.
You can also find support at the Attachment Parenting forum. If there is a subject that you would like to see covered, or if you have questions about Attachment Parenting, you can email me or post it to the forum and I will try to incorporate that into one of the upcoming issues.
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