Monday, 6 August 2012

Attachment Parenting Through the Challenging Times

You can find me over at Practicing Mammal today, guest posting on the topic of living out the ideals of attachment parenting in the thick of it all.

During these early years, when dealing with the unique challenges of young children, pregnancy, or both, maintaining those attachment ideals can be difficult. Other demanding or stressful situations, too, can distract from our attachment focus. How do we resist these challenges and distractions and continue to parent in an attachment-oriented way?

First, we stop resisting.

Read the rest over at Practicing Mammal!

Practicing Mammal is mother to seven children, ages 5 through 25, and wife to her "favourite husband". She is passionate about community, gentle parenting, and Christ-centered marriage. Her experience makes her an invaluable mentor to the young mothers around her as she ministers to them regarding attachment parenting and the Christian perspective. Be sure to check out some of her other excellent posts while you're there, particularly her ten-part series on Attachment Parenting (links in the sidebar on her blog).


  1. Just FYI your links didn't work for me (I googled and found it, though). Might want to just check and make sure if you get a minute.

  2. D'oh! Thanks so much guys. The links are working now!

    1. Yay! Thanks so much. I needed to read daughter is now 14m and she's trying to do so much more than she is able to yet. Her frustration quickly turns angry. I'm also trying to do too much more than I am able to at the moment, and sadly, my frustration is also turning angry. Time to refocus and cherish all the important things instead of letting the frustrations take center stage.