• A Gentle Parent’s Guide to Sleep

    I needed a gentle way to help him rest. I didn’t want to do any crying or any ‘training’ as such. I spent a long time wondering, is this even possible? I spent hours trawling through blogs and sleep help books, all telling me to be gentle and not let him cry-it-out (CIO), but none actually giving me solutions.

  • I’m Not a “Wicked Step Mother”

    It’s ok not to love them. Before you start jumping up and down, I feel strongly about this one…

  • Hi. Your baby isn’t a sinning, tantrum throwing, evil genius trying to manipulate you.

    Parenting is hard and there are no vacations. We are on duty 24 hours a day, 7 days a week from the minute those babies come earth side. If you are not willing to make the sacrifice(s), perhaps a plant, fish or cat are better options for you.

  • Welcome to our new home

    Attached Parents at Work is a community dedicated to attachment parenting, positive discipline and nonviolent communication. Anyone wishing to join us in our journey is welcome here, but this is also a safe place for parents who work, go to school or are apart from their children for any reason.

  • Attachment Parenting After the 7 Baby B’s

    I have always wondered how attachment parenting evolves after the babywearing and breastfeeding years. Maybe this is it? Sweet moments when he checks in with me for just a little reassurance by reaching for my hand. Planning and preparing for our next adventure together. And leaving Mom in the dust when he’s ready to go it alone, knowing she’ll stumble by soon enough.

  • APW Turns 2!

    And if I was feeling on the outs in my own community, maybe others were too? That’s when I told her about an idea for a community especially for parents who have to work or go to school and are trying to raise their children with attachment parenting. This would be our safe place and I would call it Attached Parents at Work.

  • New to Attached Parents at Work?

    Everything shared here is in the spirit of education and part of my personal parenting journey. I am a gentle advocate and never post information intended to shame. I strive to model the behavior I ask of my children in all aspects of my life, including my interactions with other parents on Attached Parents at Work. Please know that if/when you see possible trigger topics here.

Blog

The Attached Parents at Work blog is a compilation of original work written by myself, Jen Bussey, as well as many of the members of our community.  I felt like it is important for the blog to be representative of…

Attachment Parenting

What is “Attachment Parenting”? Attachment parenting is not a new trend. Perhaps the only thing new about it is the label Dr. William Sears has given it. This quote from “Dr. Bill” is one of my favorites to use when explaining…

About Us

About the Community Attached Parents at Work is a community dedicated to attachment parenting, positive discipline and nonviolent communication. Anyone wishing to join us in our journey is welcome here, but this is also a safe place for parents who…

Parenting News

#TransparencyTuesday – Daz’s Story

This is an extremely powerful share I hope you will take a moment to read. -jen “No one supported my birth choices. The OB already said what I was allowed and not allowed to do. I didn’t matter for months….

A Gentle Parent’s Guide to Sleep

I needed a gentle way to help him rest. I didn’t want to do any crying or any ‘training’ as such. I spent a long time wondering, is this even possible? I spent hours trawling through blogs and sleep help books, all telling me to be gentle and not let him cry-it-out (CIO), but none actually giving me solutions.

I’m Not a “Wicked Step Mother”

It’s ok not to love them. Before you start jumping up and down, I feel strongly about this one…

Shoes

When it’s time to retire a pair of my son’s shoes I think about what we did together in those shoes. Did we stomp enough puddles? Take plenty of walks together holding hands and exploring? Did I say “yes” to…

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Attachment Parenting After the 7 Baby B’s

I have always wondered how attachment parenting evolves after the babywearing and breastfeeding years. Maybe this is it? Sweet moments when he checks in with me for just a little reassurance by reaching for my hand. Planning and preparing for our next adventure together. And leaving Mom in the dust when he’s ready to go it alone, knowing she’ll stumble by soon enough.

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APW Turns 2!

And if I was feeling on the outs in my own community, maybe others were too? That’s when I told her about an idea for a community especially for parents who have to work or go to school and are trying to raise their children with attachment parenting. This would be our safe place and I would call it Attached Parents at Work.

Learn More