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Positive Parenting FAQs

Q. We're having a baby/had a baby and are interested in positive parenting, what resources do you recommend?

Posted on May 8, 2009 at 2:02 AM

A.  We utilized the Bradley Method for natural childbirth. Healthy Babies. Healthy Mothers. Healthy Families. Without the side effects of drugs given during labor and birth. Bradley classes teach families how to have natural births. The techniques are simple and effective. They are based on information about how the human body works during labor. Couples are taught how they can work with their bodies to reduce pain and make their labors more efficient. www.bradleybirth.com

 

We also utilized the Le Leche League. It's simply the best support for nursing and feeding your baby and toddler. www.llli.org

 

And we love using Attachment Parenting methods. The long-range vision of Attachment Parenting is to raise children who will become adults with a highly developed capacity for empathy and connection. It eliminates violence as a means for raising children, and ultimately helps to prevent violence in society as a whole. www.attachmentparenting.org

 

The best parenting magazine we found is Mothering - Natural Family Living Magazine.  It reaches nearly 300,000 people each issue.  It offers the best support to smart and savvy, successful and passionate, proactive and progressive parents like you. http://mothering.com 

 

The best "getting organized" website I've found is FlyLady.  As FlyLady says:  "Keep in mind that your home did not get this way overnight and it is not going to get clean in a day. We are going to teach you how to take BabySteps and establish little routines for getting rid of your clutter and maintaining your home. This system will work for anyone; it doesn?t matter if you work outside of your home, stay home with children, retired or work at home. You can do this, you have just needed someone to pat you on the back and give you a great big hug to get you started."   http://flylady.com

 

And of course the best website to support you on your positive parenting journey is www.ParentingWithKindness.com   :)

 

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Categories: Infants through Kindy-aged

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