The Time breastfeeding cover featuring extreme parenting or attachment parenting has people talking about just what that parenting style that Dr. Bill Sears detailed is.
It is a little strange to put the label "extreme" to this style of parenting given the fact that it is associated with risk-taking sports and other things in society. Spears lays out his method in his book called The Baby Book. Have you read the book? The tenants of attachment parenting include baby wearing, co-sleeping, and breast-feeding (often for an extended amount of time). The parenting style has plenty of followers and plenty of detractors.
What do you think about this idea of extreme parenting? It is obviously different from the way some people raise their children. Even so, people can breastfeed, even for an extended amount of time, without being so-called attachment parents. The Time breastfeeding cover is incredibly controversial because people are absolutely not used to seeing an older three-year-old toddler standing on a stool attached to his mother's breast. Even some may find it offensive. Interestingly, it is drawing plenty of attention to this style of parenting.
Everybody has an opinion on attachment parenting. Many believe that it is an extreme amount of work. It certainly requires a commitment, but honestly, parenting requires commitment. While the extreme parenting may not be for you, it is for several people. Do you or somebody you know practice attachment parenting? If so, how long did they breastfeed? How long did you breastfeed? How long is too long? What did you think of the Time breastfeeding cover? Had you heard about this parenting style before the cover?