Attachment Parenting encourages early, strong, and sustained
attention to the new baby's needs and this book outlines the
steps that will create the most lasting bonds between parents and
their children. Practical and inspirational, this book, the heart of
the Sears parenting creed, is a necessity for every new parents'
Jean Liedloff, an American writer, spent two and a half years in
the South American jungle living with Stone Age Indians. The
experience demolished her Western preconceptions of how we should
live and led her to a radically different view of what human nature
really is. She offers a new understanding of how we have lost much
of our natural well-being and shows us practical ways to regain it
for our children and for ourselves.
Information is provided in a well-organized format that parents
will find useful. This book also provides a fairly broad discussion
of how working parents can incorporate such a "high-touch" style of
care into their busy schedules. The authors are sometimes painfully
straightforward about the cost-benefit analysis parents must go
through when deciding to work outside the home, but they do not
patronize working parents by glossing over this difficult decision.
They show how Attachment Parenting can be especially beneficial to
these families and give advice on choosing child care, breastfeeding
after returning to work, and the techniques for creating a
breastfeeding-friendly workplace. As a whole, parents will
find this a good overview of some compelling arguments for
Attachment Parenting and a wonderful resource for delving deeper
into the issues it addresses.
William Sears, Martha Sears, Robert Sears & James Sears
Attachment parenting is a gentle, reasonable approach to
parenting that stresses bonding with your baby, responding to her
cues, breastfeeding, "wearing" your baby, and sharing sleep with
your child. For those parents who worry about negative effects of
this attention, the Sears say, "Spoiling is what happens when you
leave something (or some person) alone on the shelf--it spoils."
Sears' goal is "to give you a balanced look at pros and
cons of vaccination so that you can make an educated decision."
Sears does not advocate for or rail against vaccination, stating it
doesn't have to be an all or nothing decision-there are choices.
Sears does offer guidance for those who are indecisive, offering his
opinion based on clinical experience and 13 years of research taken
from product inserts, pediatric reference books, articles and
databases. Additional chapters illuminate more controversial aspects
of the debate, such as how vaccine safety is researched and what the
findings are, side effects and how to minimize them, common myths
In this prophetic book [Odent]
argues that different parts of the ‘primal adaptive system’ develop,
regulate and adjust themselves during fetal life and the time around
birth and infancy. He suggests that the later well-being of adults,
their ability to withstand the "diseases of civilization" such as
hypertension, cancer, alcoholism and failures of the immune system
resulting in AIDS, allergies and viral diseases, can all be traced
back to society’s ignorance of the vital importance of the primal
period. Since the first edition of this groundbreaking work,
research has continued apace, offering further evidence to
substantiate Odent’s ideas. This book is essential reading
for all who care about the health of our children and the ongoing
health of society as a whole.
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