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  1. Arti says:

    Many of their ideas come from parenting their own eight children, as well as from their pediatric practice; a few are from anthropologists’ observations of indigenous childrearing practices (thought to be more “natural”); and a few (like emotional responsiveness) are consistent with research findings. The term attachment parenting was coined by Sears and Sears to refer to a parenting approach that emphasizes responding sensitively to the needs of babies and children. And this confusion can sow guilt, worry, and misdirection in parents, who (understandably) are not aware of the distinction. The Sears’ idea of attachment parenting is not well defined—and certainly has not been scientifically linked to a secure attachment outcome.

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