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I think attachment parenting is pretty creepy

Anonymous
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It's just TOO much.

I mean, don't get me wrong, all kids should be loved and shown affection, but this whole "attachment parenting" seems to be a little twisted to me. These women have got to have some sort of issues somewhere with affection. To have to go THAT far to ensure your kid is loved. Or are you trying to find ways to avoid spending intimate time with ur SO?

And if you are going to practice this, I hope dearly that you don't have a son! There's nothing more irritating to me than a mommys boy who was obviously coddled way too much. I like my men to be MEN so most women do. As time goes by, these boys are more and more wimpy.

If your child can drink from a cup and eat the same dinner as you, why is he still on breast milk? Would you judge me if you saw my 4,5,6 yr old in public with a bottle full of formula?

We aren't kangaroos, let them be independent!
Posted by Anonymous on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:52 AM
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areyouatroll
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:53 AM
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Lol at your idea of attachment parenting. You have no clue



Attachment Parenting: What's the Deal? Posted by Suzanne Murray on Aug 14, 2009 at 7:38 AM

Take this short quiz: Mom A breastfeeds, babywears, and co-sleeps. Mom B bottle-feeds, uses a stroller, and a crib. Which mom do you think is practicing Attachment Parenting?

The answer: It could be both of them or neither of them. Or yes, just one of them (but not the one you might think).

According to catholicmamamia's lovely and informative journal post Explaining Attachment Parenting (she's a professional AP Instructor),"It is a common misconception that attachment parenting consists solely of breastfeeding, babywearing, and a crib.

Attachment Parenting is not parenting method, it is not new, and it was not created by some doctor or a team of professionals. AP is a term lent to the style of parenting that was originally and instinctively practiced before the so-called professionals stepped in and began convincing parents to not trust their instincts or follow their hearts.

Think of a mom who is disconnected from her child. She breastfeeds and baby wears for nutritional and immunological benefits, but she does not stroke baby's skin or talk sweetly. She may use a sling but only because it makes doing what she wants easier. She may co-sleep, but only because she can get more sleep and does not snuggle baby at all. She does not put her heart into mothering.

Now think of a different mom, one whose health limits her mothering practices. She cannot breastfeed, so she is resigned to bottle-feed. She cannot wear her baby, so she uses a stroller. She cannot co-sleep, so she keeps a crib in her room. Her mothering practices do not include nursing, slings, and family bed. Yet this mother loves and adores her baby and spends every moment possible playing, reading, snuggling with her child. she anticipates her child's needs, both physical and emotional, and meets them to the best of her ability. Her body has 'failed' her, but she will not fail her child. She is a loving and devoted mom.

The ultimate goal of Attachment Parenting is to parent instinctively and gently in a manner that helps form stronger parent-child connections, allowing parents to raise children who are strong, intelligent, and compassionate."

http://thestir.cafemom.com/baby/6721/attachment_parenting_whats_the_deal
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weirdkids
by Gold Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:53 AM
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I'm with ya.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:54 AM
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Apparently NOT!
vanna_k
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:54 AM
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Right?!

Quoting areyouatroll:

Lol at your idea of attachment parenting. You have no clue
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maris1192
by Silver Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:56 AM
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Lol well, you kinda have a point there w the formula at over age 4 5 and 6 BUT my little boy will be a momma's boy forever, nobody will change that!

Oh eta I don't have a SO, so ds' kisses and hugs are the only loving I get.
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:56 AM
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Well don't worry my ds is to young for you anyway. I kiss his boo boos at 5yo. I cuddle him when he is scared GTFOI(GET THE FUCK OVER IT)
LaughCryLive
by Ruby Member on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:56 AM
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Formula from a bottle is inferior to breast milk from the breast and canny be compared to each other. So creepy to raise children the way nature intended. *rolls eyes*
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A_Zmom
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:57 AM
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I'm gonna go with this

Quoting areyouatroll:

Lol at your idea of attachment parenting. You have no clue
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krayzbabylove
by on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:57 AM
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Hmm.. I think you must have a very limited view on AP... And I am not an AP. Come back when you are at least somewhat educated on the subject..
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on Jun. 14, 2012 at 3:57 AM
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Why abbreviate if your just going to spell it out anyway?

Quoting Anonymous:

Well don't worry my ds is to young for you anyway. I kiss his boo boos at 5yo. I cuddle him when he is scared GTFOI(GET THE FUCK OVER IT)
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