The cover of this week's Time magazine features a 26-year-old mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son under the headline "Are You Mom Enough?" As MediaBistro.com reports, "The feature inside Time is about Dr. William Sears, the man credited with starting "attachment parenting," but Time obviously knew this cover was much more attention-grabbing than putting him on the front. Mission accomplished."
As the author of 40-plus books on parenting and pregnancy, Sears is a familiar figure to many American mothers and fathers. Some parents subscribe to his theory that attachment parenting — characterized by extended breast-feeding, co-sleeping and wearing your baby in a sling across your body — is the best way to raise confident, secure children. Others think Sears is an antifeminist tyrant, or that his ideas are just totally unrealistic.
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