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Finding Freedom With Attachment Parenting

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Now that my baby is has grown up into a little girl, I can finally look back on my attachment parenting experience with a more objective eye.

There’s no denying the benefits of attachment parenting. But I can also understand why a lot of people would be reluctant to take on attachment parenting. I understand because I was one of the people before who didn’t want to become an attachment parent.

Two day old Nicky

My daughter at 2 days old. We’ve been through a lot together since then. I can’t wait for what’s to come.

When I became an attachment parent, I was surprised at how liberating the experience was. I thought the experience was going to be restrictive and exhausting. It was but it wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.

For the most part, attachment parenting was really good for me because it allowed me to parent my child in the way I see fit. Having your baby beside you all the time does more than create a strong bond. It allowed me to know my baby better, understand her completely. Being close to her all the time taught me how to communicate with her and anticipate her needs.

Ultimately, it did make me a more confident mother and I learned to trust my own instincts. The experience also helped me to accept the fact that I’ll never be a perfect mother and there are other mothers better than me, but I’m doing the best I can and that in itself is making me the best mother for my child.

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Author: Julia Jasmine Sta Romana

I'm a writer, enterprise development trainer, activist, full-time mom and part-time superhero. Currently working as 1) VA/content development for Onlinejobs.ph 2) contributor for GMA News Online and Mindanation. 3) internet right activist for Dakila.ph 4) trainer in training for ADFEC 5) co-founder of the Davao Virtual Assistants Association. I like to write about science and technology, parenting, food, society and my advocacy. On my free time I will be found * in school, taking my MBA, * scheming with my sisters on how we can save the world on our free time (Powerpuff!), * playing with our family dogs, * finding the easiest (laziest) way to do chores, and * cheering my daughter as she practices playing her trumpet, off key

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