I started using cafemom when i first found out i was pregnant but left very quickly after being accused of being a 'troll' because i was 19, pregnant, christian and unmarried(i am married now). so i'm back to try again after using another mom site that is frustrating me because literally 90% of the moms there are very extreme in their parenting beliefs and i have a hard time getting any answers to any of my parenting questions because they all follow attachment parenting and every time i ask a question i just get chewed out, called a bad parent, etc. for not believing the same thing as them. so any moms on here that don't follow AP or are the majority of moms on here following it as well?Answer Question
Answer by BridgetC140 at 4:02 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 4:04 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by gramsmom at 4:07 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
I have had the opposite experience on line and off. I like many of the attachment parenting techniques but they are not the only philosophies I invest in. Most people do a little of everything. If your parenting style works for you and your child then have confidence in your abilities, knowledge, and intuition.
Answer by frogdawg at 4:27 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by piwife at 4:47 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
"Babywearing, co-sleeping parents often complain down the road..."I can't put her down and walk away for a minute without her screaming " or "How do I get my 3 year old out of my bed? Both are a direct result of AP."
All types of parents make these complaints whatever their parenting style. I've read numerous times "my baby will only stop crying when I hold her; what do I do?" You could put your child in a crib from birth and still have a "problem" down the line of them wanting to be in your bed.
I parented my children the same, but I could not put down my first for a second the first six months while my second was content to hang with dad for awhile. And wanting to change sleeping arrangements does not mean one was previously doing something wrong.
Both my children now run off without looking back outside the home while others are barnacles on their parent's leg.
Answer by happytexasCM at 4:54 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by Anonymous at 5:07 PM on Nov. 8, 2009
Answer by StefanieN84 at 5:27 PM on Nov. 8, 2009