Category Archives: Attachment Parenting

Home birthing advocate Gisele Bündchen blog calls hospital births 'violent'

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Model Gisele Bündchen, 32, married to New England Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady, 35, has come out in strong support for home births and allowed a column written by her midwife, Ms. Calvetti, to diminish hospital births as “violent”. Gisele gave birth to her first child in 2009 at home and is currently pregnant with her second, […]

Attachment parenting advocate Mayim Bialik to divorce

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Mayim Bialik, 36, who plays Amy Farrah Fowler on “The Big Bang Theory” (and former star of “Blossom”) has announced she is divorcing her husband of nine years, Michael Stone. Outside of acting, Mayim is mostly known for her attachment parenting advocacy. Mayim and Michael have two boys together  ages 7 and 4, whom she says […]

'Tiger mothers' have much to lose

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Bestselling author of ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’, Amy Chua, advocates a radical, stoic approach to parenting: Kids must undergo non-stop, punishing labor in order to excel; happiness can take a back-seat. Ms Chua claims her philosophy is quintessentially “Chinese”. (Some critics have even labelled it “Eastern” ) Now, a Michigan State University scholar […]

Petition: Breastfeeding moms fight to get more air-time on 'Sesame Street'

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Over the course of four decades, ‘Sesame Street’ has changed it’s handling of infant nutrition by choosing to feature bottle feeding babies instead of breastfeeding babies and breastfeeding advocates are not happy about it. One particular advocate, whose goal is to present to young impressionable children the normalcy of breastfeeding, has created an online petition […]

Dangers of crying it out, lifetime of harm

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Study by professor Darcia Narvaez of Notre Dame says the method is akin to neglectIt seems that ‘Crying it Out’ is dangerous after all. The controversial method used by some parents to teach their children independence and self-soothing can actually cause long-term problems such as anxiety, relationship problems and damage to intellect, according to a study published by Psychology Today. “We […]

Maternity leave important to well-being of mother and cognitive development of child

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A new demographic analysis from the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) has revealed that working doesn’t lower the quality of parenting or even worsen parental stress, as long as the right amount of leave is taken at birth. Researchers Pinka Chatterji, Sara Markowitz and Jeanne Brooks-Gunn used data from the National Institute of Child Health And Human Development’s […]

Octomom brands children 'disgusting animals'

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Nadya Suleman admits she ‘loathes’ her childrenNadya Suleman has raised concerns about how she is coping being a mum-to-many, after branding her children ‘disgusting animals’. The mum insisted she does love her children, but admitted to loathing them too. Ms Suleman became only the second woman to give birth to a full set of octuplets […]

Serenity Parenting – The next big trend

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A new trend is taking over parenting – Serenity Parenting. This approach involves taking a more relaxed stance towards parenting, and allowing your children to take more control. The craze has gathered pace since Dr Bryan Caplan published a book about it, called ‘Selfish Reasons To Have More Kids’. It is being publicised as the […]

Canadian couple raise 'genderless' child

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A Canadian couple have caused controversy by declaring that they will bring up their 4 month old baby to be ‘genderless’, and allow the youngster to choose their gender. The child, named Storm, is the youngest of two other brothers, who are also allowed to dress as they wish. Jazz, who is five, favours pink […]

UK considers sharing parental leave between parents

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The first consultation with UK government on proposals to share parental leave between parents has taken place. The plans suggest allowing parents to share the leave between them, allowing it to be divided in a number of ways. They could be taken at any time during the child’s first year. Under the proposals, the father’s […]

Breastfeeding May Prevent Behavioral Problems

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Children who are breastfed for at least four months develop less behavioral problems in later life. Oxford researchers carried out a study on the feeding habits of 10,037 mothers and their babies, asking the mothers to regularly assess their children for signs of anxiousness, clinginess, lying, stealing and restlessness, among other problems. The study found that only […]