Browsing Tag

bonding and attachment

Don’t leave me this way!

A mother asks…. For the past 9 months that my 17 month old son has been going to Family daycare for 2 days a week, he has had approximately 5 really good, happy days. The rest have ranged from whingy/whiny/clingy to full on crying/screaming all day. We are all stumped as to what to do - the only thing that worked so far, was telling…
Read More...

Attachment parenting – bonding or bondage?

You have lovingly, gently responded to your baby's cues, you have been respectful about how you interact with your toddler, you have read and researched how you can help your child develop optimum mental, emotional and physical well-being and you have encouraged his joyous spirit. Along the way, you have copped reactions from family,…
Read More...

Loving your velcro baby

“My five month old feels as though she is super-glued to me,” says Antoinette. “She screams if anybody else holds her and if I dare to leave the room she gets hysterical!  She is my third baby so, even though there are days when I just want to run from the room screaming, “LEAVE ME ALONE!” I know ‘this too shall pass’. But I am sick of everyone…
Read More...

Teaching your baby to love

Your baby’s cues, or non-verbal language, are his way of trying to tell you what he needs.  Although it may take a few weeks to get to know what your baby is saying, if you do some baby watching and trust the connection between you and your little one, you will be amazed at how even very young babies can give clear signals that say, ‘I’m…
Read More...

Bonding with your baby – growing the love bug

For some It's overwhelming 'love at first sight': "The moment I met Olivia ‘on the outside’ I thought, “Of course it’s you!” and fell instantly and totally in love with her. It was a total Earth Mother, mother lioness reaction, and one I could never have imagined the intensity of nor described before it happened. I was suddenly and absolutely…
Read More...