The table below includes all the attachment parenting books I’ve reviewed so far. I’ve actually read at least 3 more (before I started a blog) that I need to skim through again and add to this list. One of those books was The Attachment Parenting Book by William Sears. I read that book when my first child was about 1 month old and it basically changed the trajectory of my parenting dramatically. It’s not very scientifically written, but it’s a good presentation for someone who is feeling overwhelmed by those first few weeks of a parenting method that relies on trusting your own instincts. It was exactly what I needed to gain the confidence to parent the way that I wanted to parent, without worrying that there would be negative consequences.
Since that book, I’ve read several other, more scientific books on attachment theory such that I’ve never regretted my decisions. Still, I find the idea of “attachment parenting” as a trend “invented” by Dr. Sears and exclusively practiced by a certain subset of parents somewhat offensive. I don’t like labeling groups of people. Also, it doesn’t even make sense as a label, since every parent wants to have a strong, healthy attachment to our children.
Reviews of Attachment Parenting Books
Note that by clicking the triangles at the top of each column you can choose to sort the list by title, author, or my own personal rating of these attachment parenting books. Click on an individual title to see my review of that work, as well as a summary of the most useful information and wisdom I obtained from each.
|Beyond the Sling||Bialik||8|
|The Attachment Connection||Newton||6|
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