attachment parent

"Attachment parents" desire close contact between baby and caregiver through baby wearing, breastfeeding and co-sleeping. "Attachment" refers to the scientific term for an emotional bond in a relationship (not the enclosed file kind of an attachment).

These parents rely on natural closeness rather than the clock to determine their babies' needs. They employ maximal parental empathy and responsiveness, and continuous bodily closeness and touch. Attachment parents also emphasize role modeling and positive discipline by using praise and rewards for good behavior and loss of privileges for poor behavior.
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