Parenting

What is attachment parenting?

One of the first decisions new parents make is how they will raise their child and parenting styles often differ based on values and ideals.

Attachment parenting, a parenting approach coined by pediatrician William Sears based on research that originated in the 1930s by child development psychiatrist John Bowlby, focuses on a nurture-based connection with children rooted in emotional bonds.

Attachment parenting theory

Dr. Shannon Curry, clinical psychologist and director of the Curry Psychology Group in Orange County, California, expanded on the basis for Bowlby’s attachment theory.

“Bowlby recognized a pattern of neglect or dysfunctional caretaking that had occurred in the early developmental years of the children with more severe behavioral and emotional issues,” she told TODAY Parents. “He developed a theory that the primary caregiver served as ‘psychic organizer’ for the child, and that this initial relationship served as the child’s framework for the world. As such, a child’s

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Kate Middleton Shares the Parenting ‘Gold Dust’ She Wishes She Had as a First-Time Mom

Kate Middleton is lending her support to an initiative for new parents and their babies that she says she wishes was around when Prince George was born.

In a new interview with the BBC, the royal mom of three talks about how the new program, Tiny Happy People, is a perfect platform for parents. The language and literacy initiative aims to address the language gap among children aged under five across the U.K.

Referring to a new dad named Ryan and his 8-month-old daughter Mia, Kate says, “He’s learned a huge amount from Tiny Happy People. It’s information like that I wish I had had as a first-time mom.”

“It’s gold dust, really, for families to be given those tips and tools to be able to use, particularly in those first five years,” Kate says in the interview, which will air on BBC Breakfast in the U.K. on Tuesday.

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Amy Schumer wanted ‘Expecting Amy’ to be ‘real as hell,’ recalls ‘parenting fail’ of son’s name

Amy Schumer didn’t know what to expect when she was expecting.

“I didn’t know that you got so sick for so much of your pregnancy. Is that stupid I didn’t know that?” the comedian, who was vomiting blood at 14 weeks pregnant, asks in her three-part documentary “Expecting Amy” streaming now on HBO Max. Schumer, at the time, had not yet been diagnosed with hyperemesis gravidarum, which causes severe nausea and vomiting. Her sickness forced her to cancel part of her comedy tour in late February 2019. Gene, her son with husband, chef and cooking show co-host Chris Fischer, arrived a couple months later in May.

For her new project, Schumer, 39, tells USA TODAY she handed over “hundreds of hours of footage” to “Expecting Amy” director and editor Alexander Hammer, an editor on Beyoncé’s Coachella concert film “Homecoming.”

Schumer says she filmed the documentary on “our own

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Paloma Faith feels her parenting style is misunderstood

Paloma Faith says her gender neutral parenting comments were misunderstood. (AP)
Paloma Faith says her gender neutral parenting comments were misunderstood. (AP)

Paloma Faith says her comments about raising her daughter without gender were misunderstood – and she was simply trying to protect her privacy.

The Upside Down singer – who became a mother in 2016 – said in 2018 “I don’t differentiate gender because I don’t believe you should to a young child.”

Faith, 38, has now told the Radio Times: “I was misunderstood – the media reported that I wasn’t dictating gender stereotypes.

“True, I don’t encourage gender rigidity with toys, but really, I was traumatised by the birth and protective of our privacy.

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Paloma Faith became a mother in December 2016. (Getty Images)
Paloma Faith became a mother in December 2016. (Getty Images)

“I wanted her to develop into herself before the world decided who she was. I felt like a lioness. She makes me look at the

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