Okay, so this will be short. Late last night, I started receiving hits from a message board for Denver Attachment Parenting, which was perhaps one of the most obscure referrals I’ve received at Cultural Learnings. Since I don’t have time before work to attempt to figure out a logical connection, and because I refuse to register for an attachment parenting forum to find out, here’s some info on Attachment Parenting…any idea why they might be linking to my TV blog?

Wikipedia – Attachment Parenting


Attachment parenting, a phrase coined by pediatrician William Sears, is a parenting philosophy based on the principles of the attachment theory in developmental psychology. According to attachment theory, a strong emotional bond with parents during childhood, also known as a secure attachment, is a precursor of secure, empathic relationships in adulthood.

Eight Principles of Attachment Parenting

Per Dr. Sears’ theory of attachment parenting (AP), proponents such as the API attempt to foster a secure bond with their children by promoting eight principals which are identified as goals for parents to strive for. These eight principals are:

  1. Preparation for Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
  2. Feed with Love and Respect
  3. Respond with Sensitivity
  4. Use Nurturing Touch
  5. Engage in Nighttime Parenting
  6. Provide Consistent Loving Care
  7. Practice Positive Discipline
  8. Strive for Balance in Personal and Family Life

So…anyone got a clue?