* * * * I am re-blogging this oldy but goody as part of my week long blog-fest celebrating and sharing the concepts of Empathy Parenting (which certainly begins with, but continues on from basic Attachment Parenting). Natalie and I are gearing up for another round of our popular parenting e-course: Parenting on the Same Team (section 1), set to kick off next week on April 8th. We still have a little bit of room left if you’d like to join us! The course is 6 weeks long, you can go at your own pace, and you can pick our brains on addressing your own parenting struggles, while we go in depth with you on strategies for using empathy in your parenting. Check here for more information on that! * * * *
Everything I talk about on this blog (and I mean everything) aims at, is founded in, and relies on developing and maintaining a powerful bond with our children. The bond is the link that connects our minds, hearts and bodies to our children’s. It is what makes parenting.
A healthy, flexible bond is what guides us in understanding the needs of our infants. It’s what moves our intuition, and helps us to know what the right choices are for our children in any given moment. It keys us in to tiny changes in their demeanors that may be indicative of potential issues, and spurs us to react before full blown problems arise. And later on, it is this powerful link that guides our children to identify with us, and to follow our lead. Our bonds with our children are conduits of communication, chords of identification, and girders of trust —…
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