Attachment Parenting

Author: Katie Allison Granju
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 067102762X
Size: 43.97 MB
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A complete guide to the concept of attachment parenting, which argues that parental responsiveness to a baby's needs leads to a well-adjusted child, offers tips on breastfeeding on demand, responding to a baby's cries, minimizing parent-child separation, and avoiding baby "gadgets." Original.

Attachment Parenting

Author: Arthur Becker-Weidman
Publisher: Jason Aronson
ISBN: 076570756X
Size: 16.67 MB
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The pervasive effects of maltreatment on child development can be repaired when parents use effective, empirically validated, and evidence-based methods. This book describes a comprehensive approach to parenting and discusses a variety of issues including attachment, trauma, neuro-psychological impairments, sensory-integration, and treatment approaches as well as the use of media, play, and narratives to create connections. The book will be useful to child welfare and residential treatment professionals as well as professors teaching family-therapy, child-welfare, and child-treatment courses.

Attachment Parenting

Author: Lacie Rader
Publisher: Ryland Peters & Small
ISBN: 1782496203
Size: 75.35 MB
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Over 500 tips and gentle solutions specifically tailored for attachment parenting.

Understanding Attachment

Author: Jean Mercer
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780275982171
Size: 68.39 MB
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Mercer reveals common misconceptions and outlines well-established facts and theories about how people form and maintain attachments or emotional ties to loved ones.

The Attachment Parenting Book

Author: Martha Sears
Publisher: Little Brown
ISBN: 9780316144575
Size: 28.13 MB
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"Attachment Parenting" encourages early, strong, and sustained attention to the new baby's needs, this practical and inspirational book outlines the steps that will create the most lasting bonds between parents and their children.

Militant Lactivism

Author: Charlotte Faircloth
Publisher: Berghahn Books
ISBN: 0857457594
Size: 48.74 MB
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Following networks of mothers in London and Paris, the author profiles the narratives of women who breastfeed their children to full term, typically a period of several years, as part of an 'attachment parenting' philosophy. These mothers talk about their decision to continue breastfeeding as 'the natural thing to do': 'evolutionarily appropriate', 'scientifically best' and 'what feels right in their hearts'. Through a theoretical focus on knowledge claims and accountability, the author frames these accounts within a wider context of 'intensive parenting', arguing that parenting practices – infant feeding in particular – have become a highly moralized affair for mothers, practices which they feel are a critical aspect of their 'identity work'. The book investigates why, how and with what implications some of these mothers describe themselves as 'militant lactivists' and reflects on wider parenting culture in the UK and France. Discussing gender, feminism and activism, this study contributes to kinship and family studies by exploring how relatedness is enacted in conjunction to constructions of the self.

Raising Parents

Author: Patricia M. Crittenden
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 113508842X
Size: 14.11 MB
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This book provides a systematic account of parental behaviour and the means of identifying and addressing inadequate parenting. It is intended for professionals who work with children or adults who were harmed as children, and its central concern is with parents who endanger their children or whose children may endanger themselves or others. Understanding and helping troubled parents to become secure and balanced people is of crucial importance for the parents themselves, for their children and for society at large. This book is a guide to understanding parents as people who have children as opposed to seeing them as existing solely in terms of their ability to fulfill their children's needs. The book shares equally a respect for theory, empirical science, and social values and applications. It aims to provide a springboard for new lines of research (e.g. around the role of danger in eliciting inadequate parental behavior and the interdependency of parent and child behaviour) as well as a guide for clinicians and professionals who must protect both disturbed individuals and the public to understand their clients/patients better (both parents and children). Raising Parents will be essential reading for professionals and practitioners in the field, including psychologists, psychotherapists, psychiatrists ands ocial workers as well as those taking courses in attachment and psychopathology, developmental psychology, clinical psychology and behavioural courses in psychiatry.

Creating Loving Attachments

Author: Daniel Hughes
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 9780857004703
Size: 44.76 MB
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All children need love, but for troubled children, a loving home is not always enough. Children who have experienced trauma need to be parented in a special way that helps them feel safe and secure, builds attachments and allows them to heal. Playfulness, acceptance, curiosity and empathy (PACE) are four valuable elements of parenting that, combined with love, can help children to feel confident and secure. This book shows why these elements are so important to a child's development, and demonstrates to parents and carers how they can incorporate them into their day-to-day parenting. Real life examples and typical dialogues between parents and children illustrate how this can be done in everyday life, and simple stories highlight the ideas behind each element of PACE. This positive book will help parents and carers understand how parenting with love and PACE is invaluable to a child's development, and will guide them through using this parenting attitude to help their child feel happy, confident and secure.

Beyond The Sling

Author: Mayim Bialik
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451618018
Size: 38.89 MB
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A real-world guide to Attachment Parenting from the Big Bang Theory actress, neuroscientist, and mother Mayim Bialik—a book hailed by Dr. William Sears as “delightful” and by Ricki Lake as “a fantastic guide to birth and parenting that is packed with invaluable wisdom.” Mayim Bialik was the child star of the popular 1990s TV sitcom Blossom, but she definitely didn’t follow the typical child-star trajectory. Instead, Mayim got her PhD in neuroscience from UCLA, married her college sweetheart, and had two kids. Mayim then did what many new moms do—she read a lot of books, talked with other parents, and she soon started questioning a lot of the conventional wisdom she heard about the “right” way to raise a child. That’s when she turned to Attachment Parenting, a philosophy and lifestyle popularized by well-known physicians like Dr. William Sears and Dr. Jay Gordon. To Mayim, Attachment Parenting’s natural, child-led approach not only felt right emotionally, it made sense intellectually and instinctually. She found that when she followed her intuition and relaxed into her role as a mother instead of following some rigid parenting script, both she and her children thrived. Taking into account her experience as a mother (and her scientific background), Mayim presents the major tenets of Attachment Parenting, including: Baby wearing: How to “wear” your baby in a sling or a wrap to foster a closer bond with your child—it’s possible even for mamas with bad backs (and with big babies)! Breastfeeding: Learn how to listen to your baby’s cues rather than sticking to a rigid schedule—and why people on airplanes love a nursing mother! Gentle discipline: How to get your child to behave without yelling, threats, or time-outs—it really is possible. Co-sleeping: How to avoid “sleep training” and get a great night’s sleep for the whole family. Without the pretense and luxuries typical of so many Hollywood actors and parents, Mayim describes the beauty, simplicity, and purposefulness of Attachment Parenting, and how it’s become the guiding principle for her family. Much more than a simple how-to parenting guide, Beyond the Sling shows us that the core principles underlying Attachment Parenting are universal and can be appreciated no matter how you decide to raise your child.