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Attachment Parenting

Understanding Attachment

Positive Relationships and Brain Development –  To learn about how warm, nurturing, responsive relationships are the essential ingredient in a learning environment, discover the research on positive relationships and brain developmentpresented by the Ontario Ministry of Education.


Dr. Gordon Neufeld Video Interview – The Institute of Marriage and Family Canada has an easily accessible video interview with Dr. Gordon Neufeld online.  It is separated into series of video clips answering questions such as “What is Attachment;” “Is Your Child Showing Healthy Attachment,”Are  Children Better Socialized in Daycare” and more.


The Importance of Attachment - This interview with developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld discusses the role attachment plays during a child’s development


What Makes a  Child Easy to Parent - In this excerpt from the introduction to his “Hold On to Your Kids” DVD (from the book by the same name), Dr. Neufeld talks both about why parenting is more difficult these days and what makes a child easy to parent


Local Attachment Parenting Groups

Ottawa, ON Facebook Attachment Parenting Group -  The primary goal of this group is to provide support for other parents in a positive environment.


Ottawa Attachment Parenting Meetup - Meet other Ottawa parents who choose to nurture strong connections with their children by responding to their children’s needs promptly and with kindness, empathy and respect. Attachment parenting is about forming and nurturing strong connections between parents and their children.


Attachment Parenting Organizations

Attachment Parenting Canada - The Canadian organization supporting attachment parenting.  The organization is a member of Attachment Parenting International.


Attachment Parenting Interantional (API) - API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. A life cycle of compassion and connection.


  • API’s Eight Principles of Parenting – Consider exploring attachment parenting first by reviewing the eight principles: prepare for pregnancy birth and parenting; feeding with love and respect; respond with sensitiviy; use nurturing touch; ensure safe sleep physically and emotionally; provide consistent and loving care; practive positive discipline; and strive for balance in your personal and family life.