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Monday, April 1, 2013

Adventure Time is Upon Us, Embarking on our #AtoZchallenge

Adventure time is upon us! April Fools Day and there are no fools here.
April 1 is today and its time to embark on our journey in the A to Z blog challenge 2013. This entire month of April we will take an A to Z approach to motherhood and the journey in the mommyhood here on The Mommies Network blog. We are proud to be a participate in the 2013 A to Z blog challenge with over 1900 other bloggers in a huge blog hop. Read more about this fabulous yearly event here

A is for Attachment Parenting, a style of parenting that is growing with popularity more and more everyday.

Attachment parenting, a phrase coined by pediatrician William Sears,is a parenting philosophy based on the principles of attachment theory in developmental psychology. According to attachment theory, the child forms a strong emotional bond with caregivers during childhood with lifelong consequences. Sensitive and emotionally available parenting helps the child to form a secure attachment style which fosters a child's socio-emotional development and well-being. In extreme and rare conditions, the child may not form an attachment at all and may suffer from reactive attachment disorder. Principles of attachment parenting aim to increase development of a child's secure attachment and decrease insecure attachment.
When mothers are taught to increase their sensitivity to an infant's needs and signals, this increases the development of the child's attachment security. Sears's specific techniques of attachment parenting remain under study.
The Mommies Network offers forums on all of our local chapters and on the National forum for mothers that practice Attachment Parenting and want to learn more about it. Join us today or for more information visit 


  1. valauable post re attachment thank you. Bion was great on attachment theory and the other - I forget the name right now -
    O if all our little ones had a firm sense of attachment to their carers!

  2. Excellent post, and for those planning to become new Mommies, Dr. Bill Sears has always offered invaluable advice.

  3. We read the heck out of the Dr. Sears books. We have friends that swear by them.

    Tim Brannan
    The Other Side and The Witch
    Red Sonja: She-Devil with a Sword
    The Freedom of Nonbelief


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