Dr. Markham's Radio Show: "Secrets of Happy Parents"

Is Attachment Parenting for You?

Guest: Lysa Parker, co-author with Barbara Nicholson of Attached at the Heart


Guest Lysa Parker, co-author with Barbara Nicholson of Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children, and Director Emeritus of Attachment Parenting International, discusses Attachment Parenting. Topics covered include:  

  • What IS attachment parenting?
  • Attachment Parenting International's eight principles
  • Why Attachment Parenting raises kids who are more compassionate
  • How parents can take care of themselves even when they're available 24/7 to their baby?
  • How to attachment parent a baby and a toddler at the same time
  • Myths and facts about attachment parenting

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Listener Question: How to make the transition when a child leaves for college?

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Guest Bio: Lysa Parker is the cofounder of Attachment Parenting International.  She served as API’s longtime director and is now Director Emeritus.  The founder of ParentsLifeLine.com, Lysa has a master's degree in Human Development, is a Certified Family Life Educator, and is a trained facilitator for the Nurturing Parenting Program. She’s a former special ed teacher and has worked as a La Leche League educator.  A mother and grandmother, Lysa continues to do parent coaching, workshops, and public speaking engagements, including speaking about parenting as a prevention model for societal violence.

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