Creating the Bond
There is a fine line of balance when it comes to Attachment Parenting. On one hand, you may fear smothering your child; on the other, you may be afraid you will raise a child who will not grow up to be independent. But meeting the needs of your baby as he grows will only reassure him of his place in the world.
Nolan describes her experience of Attachment Parenting like this: "You respond to your child's needs and foster an environment of love and affection that leads to developing successful communication skills between parents and children." She says by responding to her children and giving them what they need, they learn trust.
Nolan says her children are empowered and smart; soon, they "will be confident, and they will know they are included ... they are part of a team." That team includes herself, her husband, her son Jamie (four), and her daughter Holly (almost two). She's thrilled with the results from the decision she and her husband made to parent using the AP method. "We are growing our children into grown-ups and this is the recipe for success!"