Articles and Further Reading


Ludington-Hoe SM, Swinth JY. (1996). Developmental aspects of kangaroo care. Journal of Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing, 25, 691-703.


Baby Wearing

WHAT IS ATTACHMENT PARENTING?
By Jan Hunt, M.Sc.

Attachment parenting, to put it most simply, is believing what we know in our heart to be true. And if we do that, we find that we trust the child. We trust him in these ways: We trust that he is doing the very best he can at every given moment. Early Childhood Research and Practice Early Childhood Research and Practice - edition outlining some studies on attachment (most recent 1997)


Kangaroo Care

43 REASONS TO CARRY YOUR BABY
by Marni Co Collection www.nurturing.ca

Baby-carrying provides the elements of pressure, motion, pleasure, warmth, security, sound that is essential to the development of the vestibular nervous system. Baby-carrying provides constant vestibula stimulation necessary to the development of motor skills.


A POCKET GUIDEBOOK TO KANGAROO CARE
A POCKET GUIDEBOOK TO KANGAROO CARE

In the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Intermediate Care Nursery. An information guide to the practice of skin-to-skin contact to promote parent/infant bonding in special care babies


KANGAROO CARE BENEFITS
By Krisanne Larimer

Most studies have proven that Kangaroo Care has a major, positive impact on babies and their parents; some studies have proven there is no change; but no study has proven that Kangaroo Care has hurt either parent or baby. In this article, my goal is to inform.


KANGAROO CARE: WHY DOES IT WORK?
By Holly Richardson

1997 Midwifery Today, Inc. from http://www.midwiferytoday.com/ All rights reserved. [Editor's note: This article first appeared in Midwifery Today Issue 44, Winter 1997.] By the early 1980s, the mortality rate for premature infants in Bogota.


Instinctive and Attachment Parenting

IN THEIR HANDS
By Peggy O'Mara, Publisher/Editor, Mothering Magazine

When our children are young, we hold their lives in our hands. This is a serious charge. It changes us. As our children grow older, however, we begin to put ourselves in their hands. And when we do, we are glad that the history we share is so deep.


ANCIENT WISDOM - BIOLOGICAL NECESSITY
By Suzanne Shahar

In our culture, there is currently a resurgence of an ancient practice called attachment parenting. Still widely practiced, mostly in non-western countries, attachment style parenting is an instinctive way of raising an infant where the baby is carried close to the parent .


BABE IN ARMS, CRYING TO HEAL
By Marion Badenoch Rose, Ph.D

Where Aware Parenting differs from many other attachment parenting styles is in its understanding of crying as a way to release tension and trauma. Using this approach I have come to understand that attachment is not just about holding a baby close and being sensitive to his needs, but also about accepting and empathising with all of his feelings. ...more..


READING THE CUES - HOW TO RESPOND TO BABY'S CRIES
By Marion Badenoch Rose, Ph.D

Dr. Solter's approach is based on the understanding that there are two different reasons for a baby's crying - crying to communicate an immediate need such as closeness, food, stimulation etc., and crying to heal from past stress or trauma. This article elucidates the difference between crying to indicate an immediate need and crying to heal.


THE GOAL VERSUS THE REALITY
By Tania Palmer and Suzanne Shahar

Practicing 'Instinctive Parenting' alone will not make us perfect parents, nor will our children be without fault. It will though, instil a deep confidence in our ability to respond appropriately and intuitively to our baby's needs. Recognizing our own needs ...more..


THE HEART OF PARENTING: NONVIOLENT COMMUNICATION IN ACTION
By Marion Badenoch Rose PhD

Non-violent Communication allows us to shift our thinking from good and bad judgments to heartfelt connection with ourselves and our children through focusing on the universal human needs we are both seeking to meet. "She drives me mad when she won't tidy her room." Frustration and anger are common when our kids either do things we don't like, or fail to behave in ways we want them to.


UNDERSTANDING CHILDREN'S FEELINGS
By Marion Badenoch Rose, Ph.D

You walk into your local supermarket. You look down the lolly aisle, to see a tiny toddler on the floor, kicking and screaming. Is he misbehaving or manipulating, playing up or throwing a tantrum, or is this a case of the terrible twos?


A BABY CRIES: HOW SHOULD PARENTS RESPOND?
By Jan Hunt, M.Sc.

Imagine for a moment that you have been abducted by space ship to a distant planet, and you are surrounded by giant strangers whose language you do not speak. Two of those strangers take you under their care. You are entirely dependent on them for the


THE BABY IS THE BOOK
By Jan Hunt, M.Sc.

On a recent Internet radio show1, I emphasized that babies are the true experts on parenting. I added that I often ask new parents if they wish they had an expert living with them to help them to figure out what to do next! I told the radio audience to "Just look to the baby"


THE CRITICAL IMPORTANCE OF A CHILD'S FIRST YEARS: A BABY SPEAKS
By Jan Hunt, M.Sc.

Statistics tell us that something has gone wrong in our world. A steadily rising rate of social ills, and the proliferation of self-help books and therapy techniques for "reparenting the inner child" attest to the sad fact that we have lost our way in raising our children.


CRYING AND EMOTIONAL RELEASE IN BABIES- THE AWARE PARENTING APPROACH
By Marion Badenoch Rose, PhD

Aware Parenting is based on attachment-style parenting, non-punitive discipline, and acceptance of emotional release. Like other attachment parenting methods, Aware Parenting advocates: natural childbirth and early bonding, plenty of physical contact, breast-feeding, prompt responsiveness to crying, and sensitive attunement.


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