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.
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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).