The Attachment Parenting Book

A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby

The Attachment Parenting Book

"Attachment Parenting" encourages early, strong, and sustained attention to the new baby's needs, this practical and inspirational book outlines the steps that will create the most lasting bonds between parents and their children.

Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child

The Emotional Journey

Parenting Your Premature Baby and Child

The premature birth of a baby is both a medical and family crisis. Within the pages of this comprehensive guide, parents will find compassionate support, practical suggestions for coping and adjusting, and advice that empowers them to handle an array of emotions.

The Rough Guide to Babies & Toddlers

The Rough Guide to Babies & Toddlers

The Rough Guide to Babies & Toddlers is the funny, reassuring and practical guide that all new (and old) parents have been looking for - with no judgmental guru-speak about the right way to do things, just a range of great solutions for you to choose from. Written by the award-winning author Kaz Cooke, an author and mother whose trademark light-hearted practical style and witty cartoons make this book pleasurable as well as informative. The user-friendly sections are inspired by real-life - chapters include 'Getting through the first weeks', which gives new mums and dads the low-down on bosoms, bottles, bonding, the blues, and mum's post-baby body. Realistic and with a healthy sense of humour, the guide offers practical suggestions for dozens of scenarios you might encounter with your new bundle of joy or little terror, as well as addressing what you might be going through as new parents - don't miss the hilarious "How to Be Perfect" routine for new mums: adjust push-up bra, exfoliate feet, clean up sick! The eagerly awaited sequel to the best-selling The Rough Guide to Pregnancy & Birth is finally here to save your sanity with good advice, great humour and a lot of understanding!

The Attachment Bond

Affectional Ties across the Lifespan

The Attachment Bond

The Attachment Bond: Affectional Ties across the Lifespan draws together and evaluates the vast body of research on the causes and consequences of attachment security in infants, growing children, and adults. Reviewing and synthesizing the results of five decades of attachment theory and research in the fields of developmental, clinical, and social and personality psychology, Virginia M. Shiller succinctly summarizes the most important findings regarding the significance of early as well as ongoing security in attachment relationships. Conclusions from studies conducted around the globe inform the reader of the impact of relational experiences in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood on the social, emotional, and physical well-being of individuals.

The Attachment Effect

Exploring the Powerful Ways Our Earliest Bond Shapes Our Relationships and Lives

The Attachment Effect

"Every reader will find this book about attachment enlightening." --Dr. Sue Johnson, author of Hold Me Tight "Does a magnificent job of revealing how attachment manifests at the workplace, in friendships, religion, and even politics.” --Amir Levine, M.D., author of Attached A revealing look at attachment theory, uncovering how our early childhood experiences create a blueprint for all our relationships to come Attachment theory is having a moment. It’s the subject of much-shared articles and popular relationship guides. Why is this fifty-year-old theory, widely accepted in psychological circles, suddenly in vogue? Because people are discovering how powerfully it sheds light on who we love--and how. Fascinated by the subject, award-winning journalist and author Peter Lovenheim embarked on a journey to understand it from the inside out. Interviewing researchers, professors, counselors, and other experts, as well as individuals and couples whose attachment stories illuminate and embody the theory's key concepts. The result is this engaging and revealing book, which is part journalism, part memoir, part psychological guide--and a fascinating read for anyone who wants to better understand the needs and dynamics that drive the complex relationships in their lives. Topics include: * What it means to be securely and insecurely attached * How our early childhood experiences create a blueprint for future relationships--and how to use those insights to gain self-awareness and growth * Why anxious and avoidant attachment types tend to attract each other, and how to break the negative cycle * How anyone can work to become "earned secure" regardless of their upbringing and past relationships.

Nature and the Human Soul

Cultivating Wholeness and Community in a Fragmented World

Nature and the Human Soul

The depth psychologist and wilderness guide presents eight stages of human life that are modeled on the cycles and qualities of the natural world.

Attached at the Heart

Eight Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children

Attached at the Heart

"Trust me. This is the only baby book you'll ever need! It's amazing, heartwarming, and completely user-friendly. Just add your heart!" --Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women's Bodies, Women's Wisdom Attached at the Heart offers readers practical parenting advice for the modern age. In its most basic form, "attachment parenting" is instinctive. A crying baby is comforted and kept close to parents for protection. If hungry, he or she is breastfed. And while it is understood that there is no such thing as perfect parenting, research suggests that there is a strong correlation between a heightened sense of respect, empathy, and affection in those children raised the "attachment parenting" way. In this controversial book, readers will gain much needed insight into childrearing while learning to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a strong foundation that will strengthen the parent-child bond. Using the Eight Principles of Parenting, readers will learn: How to prepare for baby before birth Why breastfeeding is a must for busy moms When to start feeding solid food How to respond to temper tantrums Sleeping safety guidelines and the benefits of cosleeping Tips for short separation How to practice positive discipline and its rewards Tips for finding and maintaining balance The benefits of using a baby sling and implementing infant massage Tips on dealing with criticism from those opposed or unfamiliar with AP style The dangers surrounding traditional discipline styles of parenting Contrary to popular belief, "attachment parenting" has been practiced in one form or another since recorded history. Over the years, it had been slowly replaced by a more detached parenting style—a style that is now believed by experts to be a lead contributing factor to suicide, depression, and violence. The concept of "attachment parenting"—a term originally coined by parenting experts William and Martha Sears—has increasingly been validated by research in many fields of study, such as child development, psychology, and neuroscience. Also known as "conscious parenting," "natural parenting," "compassionate parenting," or "empathic parenting," its goal is to stimulate optimal child development. While many attachment-parenting recommendations likely counter popular societal beliefs, authors Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker are quick to point out that the benefits outweigh the backlash of criticism that advocates of detached parenting may impose.

Gentle Baby Care

Gentle Baby Care

From the bestselling author of The No-Cry Sleep Solution--everything parents need to know during their baby's first year Gentle Baby Care provides immediate answers to the daily questions that arise when caring for a baby. Written by bestselling author and parenting expert Elizabeth Pantley, this valuable guide includes information and practical tips to allow readers to choose the gentle, loving solutions that best suit their parenting style and their baby. Gentle Baby Care provides more than 1,000 practical tips and solutions to the everyday issues that arise during a child's first year, including: Colic Teething Colds Sleep Diaper rash Independent play Traveling with baby Developmental milestones

Magill's Medical Guide

Magill's Medical Guide

Magill's Medical Guide provides readers with the most authoritative yet accessible reference source in its field. The Guide bridges the gap between professional medical encyclopedias and dictionaries and popular self-help guides.

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles

A Practical Guide

Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles

Attachment is a word used to describe a simple idea – the relationship with someone you love or whose opinions are important to you – so why is so much of the language relating to attachment so obscure, and why is it so challenging to help children who lack healthy attachment bonds? Attachment in Common Sense and Doodles aims to bring some clarity and simplicity to the subject. Providing grounded information and advice accompanied by a series of simple 'doodles' throughout, it explains attachment in language that is easy to understand and describes how to apply this information in everyday life. It describes how the attachment patterns in children who are adopted or fostered differ, summarises the latest research in the field and provides advice on how to repair attachment difficulties and to build secure, loving relationships. Covering all of the 'need to know' issues including how to spot attachment difficulties, build resilience and empathy and responding to problematic behaviour, this book will be an invaluable resource for families and professionals caring for children who are fostered, adopted or who have experienced early trauma.