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Do you use any specific parenting style?

Um, I think my parenting style could best be described as “Calm the fuck down. Trust your instincts. Stop reading the internets”. 

In all honesty though, I’m not too familiar with different parenting styles, aside from Attachment Parenting which I’ve read a bit about because despite loathing the name, it seems to mirror my feelings on many things eg. We use a baby carrier instead of a stroller [for now], I don’t believe in letting a baby cry it out, and I believe that providing a child a secure, safe and dependable base allows them to become more independent, not less.

But I wouldn’t describe that as my parenting style, because I don’t feel I know enough about it, I’m not keen on labels and we don’t do bedsharing or some other typical AP practices.

Last but not least, Olive is only 4 months old so I’m not sure how much actual parenting I’m doing here – I mean I’m not having to dole out consequences for misbehaviour or try and teach her right and wrong, I’m just making sure she eats, sleeps and has a clean nappy. You know, the easy stuff. 

(Adam just looked over and chimed in that in his opinion, our parenting style is “Good Cop, Bad Cop”.

Sigh.) 

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