Wordless Wednesday: Natural Parenting Philosophy

This week we’re talking about parenting philosophies at Natural Parents Network, such as attachment parenting, radical unschooling, and the like. For Wordless Wednesday, we asked: What does your natural parenting philosophy look like?

daddy and Brady at the beach
Physical closeness is important for both the mommy/baby pair and the daddy/baby pair.
Daddy and 8-month-old Brady get in some bonding time at the beach.
Jessica blogs at Cloth Diapering Mama.

attachment parenting collage
Starting at top left corner clockwise:
Aelyn at 1 year taking a nap while snuggled close to mama in the Ergo.
Aelyn is currently still enjoying her nursies at 18 months.
Four-year-old Layla still loves mama cuddles, too.
Family bed for a family of four.
Melissa blogs at Simple Whimsy.

3-year-old in a ring sling
From Shannon: “My almost 3 year old has recently started insisting that she is a baby all the time. Fortunately, I discovered that our ring sling is very comfortable now that she can support some of her own weight.”
Shannon blogs at Pineapples & Artichokes.

Daddy Babywearing Kyra 4 months
From Luschka: “Daddy babywearing Kyra on a very early cold walk in the fields. We believe that learning starts at home, and from birth. We’ve wanted to instill the things we love in our daughter, despite not living in a place that would naturally allow her to learn them. We’ve had to make special efforts, and we continue to do so.”
Luschka blogs at Diary of a First Child.

eating spaghetti
This is an example of feeding with love and respect. Mama Mo lets her 11-month-old twins feed themselves; it’s an exercise in independence and sensory exploration. Spaghetti is good to eat AND it feels so neat!
Mama Mo blogs at Attached at the Nip.

close enough to kiss
From Samantha: “I love babywearing because it keeps my baby safe and happy,
and makes ME Happy because HE is happy and I can get things done or relax!”
Samantha and her 3-month-old son in a Moby wrap.
Samantha blogs at Mama Notes.

Tell us: What does your parenting philosophy look like?

For some more parenting philosophies, enjoy this week’s articles so far and check back the rest of the week for more!

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