Attachment parenting

a style of child rearing aimed at developing a strong emotional bond between the child and primary caregiver.
See also (def 3).
Contemporary Examples

Sears’s followers call this progression “attachment parenting” and it seems to have something to do with attachment.
Time Magazine Cover: What About the Child? Dr. Mona Ackerman May 11, 2012


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