Sometimes Attachment Parenting Fails, and That’s Okay

Since becoming a mother two years ago, I have been haunted by the notion of attachment parenting.

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