Have you read Jared Diamond’s piece in Newsweek about the merits of a “hunter-gatherer” approach to parenting? It’s interesting to say the least.
And while many of the current philosophies on attachment parenting are clearly evolved from hunter-gatherer times, it is – undeniably – evolved.
I consider myself an attached parent in many ways: I strongly believe in babywearing and extended breastfeeding, baby-led weaning and oodles of love. I don’t co-sleep – well, not willingly. Unless my babies are under the weather or have a particularly scary run-in with the Boogie Man, I prefer to sleep without little knees jamming into my spine.
When Global TV asked to come to my house on Friday afternoon to chat a little more about how a hunter-gatherer parenting style could be adopted in Western society, this was the outcome:
What kind of parenting “style” would you say you have – if you have one at all? What did you think of the Newsweek article?