TOP 5 MYTHS ABOUT KIDS RAISED IN ATTACHMENT PARENTING

  1. They are spoiled, whiny, clingy and bratty.
  2. They never learn to put themselves to sleep and will never establish healthy sleep patterns.
  3. They will never learn to handle and function in the 'real' world.
  4. They won't walk when they should because you are always wearing them in a sling.
  5. They'll never talk if you keep sticking your breast in their mouth!

TOP 5 MYTHS ABOUT ATTACHMENT PARENTS

  1. We have no life outside of our kids.
  2. We parent this way to satisfy a selfish need to heal our own childhood wounds.
  3. We don't care about our marriages and have emasculated husbands who are sexually unsatisfied.
  4. We are uneducated about health, medicine, and child development.
  5. We are self-righteous, judgmental, and think everyone should be like us.

TOP 10 QUESTION PEOPLE ASK ME ABOUT ATTACHMENT PARENTING

  1. Where do you and your husband have sex?
  2. Do you ever get any time "for you"?
  3. Didn't having a baby with no epidural hurt?
  4. Doesn't that sling bother your back?
  5. Aren't you worried what your breasts will look like after breastfeeding so long?
  6. Why don't you have a crib?
  7. You don't pick him up every time he cries, do you!?
  8. Aren't you bored at home with your kids?
  9. When will they get out of your bed?
  10. Toddlers don't need to breastfeed, do they? When is he going to stop!?

10 THINGS I TELL PEOPLE ABOUT ATTACHMENT PARENTING WHEN QUESTIONED ABOUT MY CHOICES

  1. It's working for us.
  2. I'll discuss that with our pediatrician. (Usually I don't have to!)
  3. I don't know. I'll give that some thought.
  4. Thanks for your opinion.
  5. We all want the best for our kids.
  6. I'm not perfect.
  7. I don't know how to parent your kid; I only know how to parent mine.
  8. Our kids are happy, well rested, and well-fed.
  9. What if our parents' generation was not 100% right about parenting?
  10. We all do the best we can with the resources, support, and education available to us.

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