B is for Bonding

Bonding is the first step of attachment parenting. Winnicott observed the bonding process beginning in the first seconds after birth as baby is placed on Mother’s belly while the chord is still attached. The heart beat that baby knew so well from within, is hear again from without.

Holding, touching, skin to skin contact is the start of a life-long journey of parenting. Bonding between parent and infant is the foundation of all further relationships. I encourage mothers to be as hands on as possible, rooming-in in the early weeks and not to have too many care-givers but rather cocoon baby and parents (and grandparents if available). Accept all the offers of assistance for help around the home, so you can save your energy and time for baby and you in the early days.

B is for bonding

About parentcoachsa

Steph has over 30 year's experience working with families to design child care solutions and supporting parents to be the best parents they can be. In addition she has worked with corporates to find work-life balance solutions for their staff. As a practitioner I have become increasingly aware that work-life balance has become a critical issue, particularly in an age in which the demands of work are often at odds with home and family life. I am passionate about family life, it is the catalyst for every other relationship we have - in every other area of life, we expect to study, get a qualification, try something on appro , we want to feel in control - however it is the one area of life, that none of the above applies - Babies do not arrive with a parenting manual! It is my privilege as a Parent and Life Coach, to partner with you as you take hold of the challenges you are facing in your family, in your life and work with you , supporting you to achieve the decisions and outcomes you are choosing for your family and for your life. It is my job, to keep you on track, to cheer you on, when the "going gets tough". Through coaching, understanding of yourself and your child, and his or her phase of development will enable you to consciously develop a parenting style that will benefit you and your family.
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