Welcome to the APparenting web site and web log. If you’re not familiar with attachment parenting, then one excellent place to start learning more about this loving, fun, and instinctive approach to parenting is to check out Attachment Parenting International.
There are also a number of books on the subject, with two primary references that we recommend: Dr. William Sears’ succinct book The Attachment Parenting Book : A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby and Katie Granju’s Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care for Your Baby and Young Child.
Of course, attachment parenting as a conscious choice by parents is really a life-long commitment to approaching children with love, respect, and empathy, something that doesn’t end at a specific age, though both of the previous books suggest just that. We disagree. Think of AP this way: it’s treating your children the way you’d like to be treated yourself: lovingly and with compassion.