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Good, commonsense advice,
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This review is from: The Attachment Parenting Book (Sears Parenting Library) (Paperback)
This book was alright. It very clearly explained the tenets of attachment parenting, however I found it a little bit patronising. I think the intention of Dr Sears is very good, and I am on-board completely with AP, but the book had a lot of sweeping generalisations without much evidence to back them up (only references to "the evidence shows..."). Also the tone is very "down home-y" and old-fashioned, like advice you would get from your grandfather: slightly awkward and not very up-to-date with current sensibilities. The most useful chapter for me was about what AP is not. This list of common misconceptions about AP helped me to explain it more clearly to others and address issues that came up with family who hadn't heard about it.
Overall, it had some bright spots, but there may be better books about AP out there. Maybe even by Dr Sears!