Alanis Morissette: Why I Love Attachment Parenting

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Self-proclaimed “attachment parent” to her 19-month-old son Ever, multi Grammy Award-winning singer Alanis Morissette opens up to SheKnows about the controversial parenting style.

“I’m passionate about the idea that the attachment stage of development segues into exploration,” the Canadian singer says. “You can continue the attachment stage of development throughout everything.”

She adds: “This just really implies connection, that the child feels connected through touch, that they can trust life and the people around them.”

And according to the first-time mom, it’s not all about breastfeeding.

“Breastfeeding can be apart of all that, it doesn’t have to be, if a mother can’t provide that or it’s not economically feasible for them due to schedules or careers,” she says.

In the end, it’s all about providing a safe environment for her baby boy.

“To know that I can provide my son with comfort and connection when he needs it is so very important for me to know as a mom,” she adds.

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  1. Daniella

    Okay, I don’t get why everyone’s raving about this attachment parenting thing. Isn’t it just plain & simple parenting, with the quirks of each couple & their specific family thrown in there? Every time I hear people talking about it, I can’t help but think, “Well, isn’t this the basic stuff that most parents do? There’s just a few extra things thrown in there that could vary from family to family depending on the children, parents & their home situation. What’s the big deal?”

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  2. CT

    My thoughts exactly. What is the alternative? Detachment parenting? I would think detached parents should never have had babies in the first place. =)

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    • Cheryl

      Probably. I have encountered parents who loudly self-identify as “Anti-AP” and are proud to boast that their infants cried for hours & hours before finally stopping and going to sleep because they will not be manipulated by a newborn. They claim are establishing that they are the ultimate authority in their home and teaching their children from birth to respect that authority without question.

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