So, did I, the postpartum doula, convince you, the parent (whether expectant, brand new, or experienced) that it would be wise to read a few parenting books, take a class, or at the very least, have a conversation with your partner (preferably BEFORE your baby arrives) about how you hope to parent?
If so, here’s an opportunity for October, which happens to be “Attachment Parenting Month.” Mothering magazine features an online shop where you can buy books and reprints at a discount to explore the subject of attachment parenting to see if it makes sense for you and your baby and family.
As discussed here before, you may want to investigate several different parenting books or schools of thought to decide which one will work best for you and your partner. But this would be a great place to start.
And if you care to share your favorite ‘school of parenting’ thought, feel free to comment.
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