Attachment Parenting ‘Babble’ Can Destroy Marriages – Hartford Courant

In a recent column, I referred to “attachment parenting babble,” which is to say, I called a spade a spade. The column in question concerned parents whose three children had been sleeping with them for eight years. In one night, these parents ended the arrangement. They did so by simply telling the kids that co-sleeping was over. They did not explain themselves or ask the kids to please “cooperate.” Nor were they especially sensitive to the children’s feelings. In fact, they really didn’t care whether the kids liked the new bedtime policy or not. Since then, the kids have carried on as if nothing happened, which in and of itself is testament to the blatant falsehoods of — here I go again —- attachment parenting babble.