Tears welled in my eyes – a combination of exhaustion, relief and pure excitement.
FINALLY, an Attachment Parenting news story that didn’t paint A.Parents in a weird, psychologically disturbed, and needy light.
THANK YOU 60 Minutes for such a positive, warm, loving and informative segment.
If you missed watching 60 Minutes or would like to just watch it again you can do so HERE.
I like to think of myself as a confident person, but sometimes I second guess myself when it comes to parenting. As a first time Mumma, finding my feet (and at times pulling my hair out!) can be confusing and I often find myself asking other like-minded Mummas for guidance. With zombie Mumma Electric roaming the house still in her jimjams at 4pm, I often wonder if A.P is all worth it… It is sometimes hard to think clear with confidence when your 8 month old is teething, constipated and waking up nearly half a million times during the night.
Yes it is all worth it. Watching the 60 Minutes Attachment Parenting article, I hugged Hunter tight on my lap and was overwhelmed with the knowledge that I would not change a thing, when it came to all the choices I have made parenting-wise for HR. Listening to Dr Bill Sears speak reiterated the fact that I feel that I am a better, more compassionate human being, never before have I put anyone else first before myself (slightly embarrassed to admit), and that even though I am a messy-haired-zombie-mumma I am really doing the best job I can.
Here is some transcript from 60 Minutes:
This challenges all conventional notions about parenting.
It may offend, perhaps even anger, many of you. It’s called “attachment parenting” — a back-to-basics approach to child raising that’s becoming more and more popular with mums here and around the world.
The idea is that mothers agree to every demand a child makes — any time — day or night. They ask their permission to change a nappy, let them sleep in the grown-ups’ bed and even breastfeed them through preschool and beyond.
But don’t just dismiss all of this as new age extremism. There is some compelling science behind it.
For more information about attachment parenting guru Dr Bill Sears visitwww.askdrsears.com