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What do you think about attachment parenting?

Poll Results: 1,793 votes
I haven't heard of it
It depends on the family
It can work if done in moderation
It's a bad idea
It's a great idea
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John B.
Saturday November 22, 2014, 7:21 AM

Not a parent.

Natasha Salgado
Friday November 21, 2014, 10:13 AM

Don't know+haven't any kids.

Miriam O.
Sunday November 9, 2014, 9:49 AM

Not a parent.

Beth O'Brien
Tuesday November 4, 2014, 12:40 AM

To me, it's too much. Learning self-soothing is important for babies to feel in control of their tiny corner of the world, which translated to independence. Attached babies speak to mothers' insecurities or overcompensation for some shortcoming in mom's life. My beautiful, caring, independent 25 year old daughter was not an attached baby. Even if I did not work when she was a baby, I would not have actively made her overly dependent and clingy.

Mary T.
Friday October 10, 2014, 9:46 PM

was an attached the kids are 27 and weird that my babies are adults

Sue H.
Thursday October 9, 2014, 7:56 PM

I sure could have used more of it.

Kristina May
Tuesday September 30, 2014, 6:53 AM

I believe in this whole heartily, children should be held loved rocked and cuddled freely. Read to and talked to so they develop good language and social skills and develop a solid bond with their caregivers. Attachment is what grows a baby into a solid human being.

Helga Ganguly
Sunday September 28, 2014, 5:46 PM

My children were nurtured,coddled,hugged,loved,pampered,adored,talked to,read to,carried in my arms and my first child,I carried in a back carrier while I cooked. Our second had croup for 9 months from 6 pm till morning.Rocking didn't help.We had to pound her on the back till our arms were ready to fall off. She couldn't ride backward in the car.I tried a baby swing.It made her scream.I think it was an inner ear thing.None of them had ear infections till they were in grade school.They averaged 1 Doctor visit per year. Now I had few friends.My family was my life.Now that they are grown and gone, I am literally alone. Good for them but not so much for me. My son's K teacher said,"Have you ever thought he might become a Senator?" No. We were thinking President. He started his own company over 3 years ago. I believe his father was 34 or 35. Breastfeeding doesn't seem to hurt independence. My fussy daughter? She followed her SO while he's getting his Phd. She had her MS. It took her six weeks. I think she's had 4 promotions.She's a Director at age 31.I think it's her impressive height. She's 5' tall. But when she's angry,she's 6'2. I think it's left over croup.

Helga Ganguly
Sunday September 28, 2014, 5:10 PM

I had my first child 37 years and 2 days ago. I nursed for 4 years because he was subjected by us to 3 moves before he turned 1 year old. These were big interstate moves. His 4th birthday was spent in another residence hotel waiting for our house to be finished. I fave everyone the same answer."I'm sure he'll be weaned by the time he asks for the car keys." Very funny,but that was my deal breaker. No way he was getting the keys if he was still chomping on me. You want kids who are independent? I must be an idiot. I was not a servant.I taught all 3 children to cook and be my little helpers.I was very pregnant with his sister.He learned to tie his shoes and mine.He also vacuumed the carpet and took out the trash can (both were the same size he was.) He made his own decisions. If they were wrong,I corrected them. If they were right, we applauded .We left him when he was still too young for Kindergarden, with my next door neighbor and her 3 kids. DH and I were picking up 4' landscaping rocks.We took him with us a few times. I asked my neighbor to watch him for our last run so we could load up the back. We came back as fast as we could. The rocks were selected and paid for. We loaded quickly,only to come home to find our son sitting on the stoop alone.They'd left him and gone to McDonald's! Had my son NOT been independent and self-assured...,and smart-I hate to think. I trusted my neighbor. She was not as responsible as my son.

Helga Ganguly
Sunday September 28, 2014, 3:03 PM

Look it up people.

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