attachment parenting

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Definition of attachment parenting

: parenting of an infant that is characterized by highly responsive care and frequent close contact so as to aid in the attachment between infant and parent In its best form, attachment parenting produces secure babies and loving parents. In its worst, it inverts motherhood into a slavish duty where baby-sitters are viewed as suspect, cribs are considered cruel, and the child's needs always trump the mother's.— Mona Gable

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1985, in the meaning defined above

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