Sometimes Attachment Parenting Fails, and That's Okay

by ParentCo. May 19, 2016

Since becoming a mother two years ago, I have been haunted by the notion of attachment parenting. Its basic tenets—breastfeeding into toddlerhood, co-sleeping, and generally staying glommed onto your child at every possible moment—initially struck me as blissful, if wildly ambitious. No mother wants to think she isn’t doing enough for her kid, which is how I inevitably felt when I anguished over weaning my first child at a year old or letting him cry at night.
Source: Attachment parenting made me and my children unhappy and tired — Quartz



ParentCo.

Author



Also in Conversations

Couple sitting in a park holding umbrella
9 Ways to Breathe New Life into Your Empty Nest

by ParentCo.

One minute you’re changing diapers and wiping noses, the next you’re dropping kids off in their college dorm rooms. Here's how to fill the space they leave.

Continue Reading

A girl standing with a mask and a backpack
Families Face a Weird Back to School Year: Here are Four Ways to Cope

by Hannah Howard

This is undoubtedly an unusual back-to-school season for both kids and parents. Here are three ways to make this transition just a little smoother. 

Continue Reading

family in kitchen
Want to Reduce Your Mental Load? Stop Delegating and Start Specializing

by ParentCo.

If you and your partner are committed to sharing the chores of parenthood equitably, check out the tips below to move towards specialization.

Continue Reading