Welcome to StorkNet's Attachment Parenting Cubby!
If you're interested in learning more about Attachment Parenting, you've come to the right place. StorkNet has an active community of AP parents. If you're just starting out, check out our Frequently Asked Questions about attachment parenting.
| ||º ||Hitting, Kicking, Biting and Hair Pulling|
Children resort to aggressive behaviors because of a lack of wisdom and self-control. If your child uses physical acts to express her feelings, use some of these tips from Elizabeth Pantley to change her behavior.
| ||º ||Timeouts Can Cause Misbehavior|
Parents who use timeouts as threats are often shocked to learn that there are families who never hit, never use timeouts, rarely yell at or threaten their children - and have well-behaved kids! But you shouldn't need to use these methods of discipline, and if you're using them now, you'll probably be quite relieved to hear that you can wean yourself away from them. What else can you do? Here are some basics to reduce the need for discipline by Dr. Laura Markham.
| ||º ||How do you respond to CIO suggestions? ~ Do you have any helpful comebacks for those who just HAVE to comment that you should let your baby cry it out? Click here to share with our parents on our message boards or click here to email your response. |
| ||º ||APing the Older Child ~ Many Attachment Parenting books and articles are geared towards infancy and early toddlerhood, with an emphasis on babywearing, breastfeeding, gentle discipline and bedsharing. How do you find yourself adapting the philosophy of AP to your older preschoolers, children and teenagers? Is there such a thing as Attachment Parenting for older children? Click here to share with our parents on our message boards or click here to email your response.
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| ||º ||Why Parent the AP Way? How Attachment Parenting Benefits You|
Often when AP is discussed, the benefits to the CHILDREN are mentioned but very little is said about the many pluses for parents. In this article, Gaye Johnson explains how AP can be beneficial emotionally, physically, and financially, as well as heightening the many joys of parenthood. [Click Here]
| ||º ||Share your AP testimonials with us!|
Would you like to share your own AP story? How did you come to follow the AP style of parenting and what does it mean to you? Share your testimonial with us (and be sure to state that you give StorkNet permission to use your story) and tell fellow StorkNet parents how wonderful attachment parenting has been for you and your family.