Attachment parenting is not anti-intellectual, but it is distinctly intellectual. Its proponents are actively thinking about what sort of adults they want to raise them to be.
Art can be transformative in society – we have known this for a long time – it’s just the matter of which art we choose to share. In this vein, I choose to share Gioia Albano and her depictions of motherhood as beautiful, loving, and natural.
Our society has changed and we are now expected to parent alone. And yet that is not how we evolved to parent and the lack of support that families, and in particular, moms have is hurting everyone. It's not just financial, but practically and emotionally as well.
Today an article in the Daily Mirror in the UK was brought to my attention. It’s called ‘When Should You Stop Breast Feeding?’ by Dr. Miriam Stoppard. And for lack of a better term, it’s crap.
A continuation of the discussion about how permissive parenting is NOT attachment parenting. In turn, our attached children will not be sitting in our basement at 30 with no job and no goals.
Ever have those feelings that the crying, the waking, the endless feeding will never end? Want it all to stop? Before you change a thing, read the words from a mother who's been there and done that. And at the end of the day you will learn that this too shall pass (and you might even miss it).
There has been no celebrity quite as outspoken or involved in the Attachment Parenting world as Mayim Bialik. And I consider myself incredibly lucky to have been able to have a chat with Mayim about parenting, the book, and much more.