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Part 1 - Attachment Parenting

by Karuna Fedorschak and Elyse April

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"It is recommended that nursing be “on demand” and continue as long as the child is actively nursing and the mother is physically capable, ideally for three to five years. There is a vital connection between early feeding experiences and the child’s Psychological and emotional development. As the child grows and the mother senses the time for weaning approaching, she can begin preparing the child by talking about when nursing will end."

Conscious Parenting Workbook pg 6 - soon to be released by Hohm Press http://www.hohmpress.com/index.html

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"Create a space for the birth that is simple and welcoming, preferably a room with soft, quiet colors and free of music—a space of communion and celebration. Continue to talk to your baby psychically or verbally during the birth, as you would to an adult."

Conscious Parenting Workbook pg 6 - soon to be released by Hohm Press http://www.hohmpress.com/index.html

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"After the birth, it is recommended that mother and baby remain in the house together for approximately two weeks before venturing out into more stimulating environments.

As outside stimuli are introduced, you can objectively describe to your baby what these new noises and lights are, and assure him or her that he or she is safe and need not feel threatened."

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Jean Liedloff Video: Touch the Future

This interview with Jean Liedloff, author of The Continuum Concept, by Michael Mendizza (Touch the Future) is the best summary of her views regarding innate intelligence-capacity and how we routinely interfere with this at great harm to children, adults and society.

Joseph Chilton Pierce: Play is Learning

The state of authentic PLAY is nature's design for optimum learning and performance, at any age, in any activity. We substitute conditioning and call it learning, which is a big reason why retention is so low and dropout rates are so high. Five Stars!!! A must see for parents, educators and early childhood providers. With Michael Mendizza.

Joseph Chilton Pierce: Mother-Infant Bonding & The Intelligence of the Heart

"This brief nine minute program may be the most important you, as a mother, father or caregiver, will ever see. Bonding is much more than what we 'think.' It is a coherent harmonic resonance of one heart to another. The nature and quality of the mother's emotional state broadcast via her heart-energy has a profound influence on every stage of her unborn and newborn babies' development, physical, emotional and intellectual."

Dr. Gabor Mate: Attachment and Conscious Parenting

Gabor Mate, MD, co-author of Hold On to Your Kids, is interviewed by Lisa Reagan for Pathways to Family Wellness at his Kids, Culture and Chaos talk in Charlottesville, Virginia, in the spring of 2011. The event was hosted by Belvedere Integrated Healing Arts.

Gordon Neufeld: Raising Children in a Digital World

Developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld (co-author of "Hold On To Your Kids") discusses how parents can prepare children to live and thrive in the digital world at the KMT Child Development and Community Conference in Toronto.