Written by Kelly for Positive Parenting Connection.
Attachment parenting is often associated with babies and very young children. But what happens when your baby is too big for a sling or your preschooler has weaned? Does attachment parenting have to stop? Not at all.
The basis of attachment parenting is getting tuned-in to your child, learning to communicate effectively, and staying connected. You may not be able/want to breastfeed your five-year-old, but that doesn’t mean he no longer wants – and needs – the gentle nurturing touch that you and he shared when he was a sweet, chubby baby. Here are some ways to help strengthen those connections you built in babyhood, and stay in-tuned with your older kids.
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