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I am noticing that parenting 'experts' are sowing doubts about attachment parenting. That it is merely one amongst many ways or fads. I am here to argue that it is the Way, the Truth. It is a system of Love.
Anyone casting doubt on it is an enemy of Love. This can be due to arrogance, ignorance or for evil (e.g. to make money, promote patriarchy). Just like Big Tobacco and Big Fossil Fuels have sown doubt and confusion about their hellishness, attachment parenting is another big life issue where doubt and lies are being propagated for nefarious ends.
It is only the past 10-100 years that all these other parenting fads have proliferated. They cause confusion and doubt. Everything is exploited for likes or $$$$ or political ends. How ignorant we are. Meanwhile Nature quietly shows the Way.
Attachment parenting is not simply an idea, a fad, a theory, a parenting guru's brainchild. It is a gift from Mother Nature. It is a system or tool used for hundreds of thousands or millions of years that's allowed humans to survive and thrive. It is comparable to a long-established technology like the brain. Its historical evidence goes beyond history into the depths of pre-history.
At the time that the cruel scientist Harry Harlow discovered some of these truths, it was thought that babies feel no pain. Human understanding of the importance of prenatal and perinatal life, as well as spiritual life continues to be so tiny.
So, why do these modern parenting 'experts' attack the Way of Nature?
So, why are these modern parenting 'experts' claiming to understand so much more than Nature?
Meeting the needs of the child, whilst centralising community life
Then there is the misunderstanding of what attachment parenting is.
Attachment Parenting is not a fad. It has worked for aeons.
This is Josh Cohen, a psychoanalyst, writing in The Guardian (posted 31 December 2022, accessed 2 January 2023) on how to be a good parent:
'The entire parenting industry claims to know the answer to this, feeding the fantasy that you can get parenting right. These gurus insist they alone know what is good, and that any alternative approach is bad for your child. Possibilities and anxieties proliferate.
The popularity of attachment parenting has spread the idea that maintaining a perpetual bond between mother and child is the way to avoid the trauma of separation. That this is what it means to be a good parent. But growth itself is traumatic. Development involves becoming a separate person, and that’s traumatic: anyone who claims you can short-circuit that is a glorified snake oil salesman.'
Here are my comments:-
In this dysfunctional world that is so anti-nature, do as many of the attachment parenting principles as possible. Do your best. Honour instinct and intuition.
Modern parenting still needs to learn the ways of Heaven and Earth...
Honour Heaven and Earth
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