Alanis Morissette on being an “attachment” parent; Docs don’t ask about childhood trauma because no remedy; Australian hospitals misdiagnosing child abuse victims

Musician and actress Alanis Morissette weighed in on Huffington Post yesterday about the “attachment parent” frenzy prompted by the Time Magazine cover featuring Jamie Lynn Grumet breastfeeding her three-year-old son. Morissette takes her parenting seriously. “Sign me up to add to the fever-pitched overnight education about attachment parenting,” she writes.

She reviews the important first two stages of a baby’s life: attachment and exploration. During the attachment stage, she says:

The speed with which we can consistently meet our child’s needs for emotional and physical nurturance and sustenance is paramount. He or she learns, through consistent and responsive physical nurturing touch and care, to trust life

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