Dear Attachment Parents: You Aren’t Ruining Your Kids

If you aren’t familiar with attachment parenting, it is a style of parenting often characterized by things such as co-sleeping, feeding on demand, quick response to baby’s cries, and gentle discipline. If attachment parenting isn’t for you, then this post probably isn’t either. And that’s fine. This isn’t an indictment against conventional forms of parenting. No doubt those have advantages for both parents and children that I know nothing about.

But I do know about attachment parenting. All four of our children were parented in this way, and I want to reassure parents who look at that little one asleep in their bed and wonder if they are spoiling him.

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