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The Opportunities of Summer Vacation
Wednesday, 3 Jul, 2013 – 0:04 | No Comment

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il
I love summer vacation. I remember picnics at the beach and playing in the sand. On very hot days my older sister …

Keeping a Schedule When There is No Schedule
Tuesday, 2 Jul, 2013 – 23:47 | No Comment

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il
One of the best things about summer vacation for children is that there is no fixed schedule. Kids don’t have to get …

Cultivating Attachment: Making It Easy For Your Kids to Talk to You
Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2013 – 11:56 | No Comment

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il
“Children should be seen and not heard” was a common attitude in generations past. Today we are more aware of the importance …

The Roots of Learning Self-Control
Thursday, 24 Jan, 2013 – 5:14 | 2 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il

I was looking forward to a pleasant afternoon on the playground with my grandchildren, only to find all too soon I had …

The “Tree Daddy”: A Parenting Metaphor
Thursday, 3 Jan, 2013 – 6:00 | One Comment

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il
The rain poured down relentlessly, with winds blowing so hard that trees were being pulled from their roots and blown over. My …

When Siblings Hurt Each Other
Thursday, 27 Dec, 2012 – 6:00 | 5 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il
It’s sometimes said that parents shouldn’t get involved when siblings fight, but rather let them work it out themselves. Sometimes children do …

True Sharing Can’t Be Taught
Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2012 – 10:09 | 7 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of The Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
When educational television tries to teach young children to share, it’s helpful for parents to know how the desire to share really develops …

How Independence and Maturity Develops
Wednesday, 15 Aug, 2012 – 10:23 | One Comment

By Shoshana Hayman, director of The Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
A father of an 18-year-old boy recently consulted with me because, among other things, his son had totaled the family’s car. As any …

Attachment Parenting Beyond Breastfeeding, Babywearing, and Cosleeping
Wednesday, 23 May, 2012 – 19:04 | 8 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
It’s not so much that pediatrician and author William Sears, MD, has remade motherhood, as TIME magazine suggested, but rather that he has …

Comparing Children
Friday, 30 Mar, 2012 – 17:59 | 3 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
Comparing seems to be part of human nature. We compare ourselves to others. We compare our children to each other and to …

The Technology of Attachment
Thursday, 23 Feb, 2012 – 16:39 | 2 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
Grandmother Naomi, now well into her 80s, still remembers the excitement she felt the first time she used the newly invented mop that …

The Invisible Bond Not Limited to Parents
Thursday, 1 Dec, 2011 – 19:16 | 6 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
Ricki was in trouble again with her first-grade substitute teacher, this time for accidentally spilling water on her desk. She missed her regular …

Attachment as Important at School as at Home
Monday, 26 Sep, 2011 – 15:22 | 8 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
If your children or grandchildren are anything like mine, they were looking forward to starting school after the long, hot summer, equipped with …

Staying in Control when Things are Out of Control
Sunday, 3 Jul, 2011 – 18:03 | 9 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
“When I’m calm, I have no trouble responding patiently, but the problem is that my child’s tantrums jangle my nerves and I lose …

Teens and Sex from an Attachment Perspective
Thursday, 3 Mar, 2011 – 11:17 | 25 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifeCenter.org.il
You cannot understand sexuality without first understanding the attachment dynamic, psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld explains. The pursuit of proximity is one of the …

The Room of a Teenage Boy: A Look at AP with Teens
Monday, 4 Oct, 2010 – 20:17 | 5 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifeCenter.org.il
The sign on the door was hardly welcoming. It read, “Warning! Restricted Area. No Trespassing. Use of Deadly Force Authorized!”
I was invited in. The younger …

Helping Children Become Independent
Wednesday, 25 Aug, 2010 – 1:46 | 3 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifeCenter.org.il
There are some things that simply drive us parents crazy: One is when your child insists on doing something that you want to …

Spirit or Form…Does It Matter Which Comes First?
Wednesday, 2 Jun, 2010 – 20:40 | 3 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifeCenter.org.il
“Say you’re sorry to your brother.”
“Say thank-you to Grandma.”
“Do your math homework now.”
“It’s time to practice the piano.”
Before we try to get a …

The Dead Balloon: Resolving Sibling Rivalry
Tuesday, 26 Jan, 2010 – 17:23 | One Comment

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, LifeCenter.org.il

It was a typical birthday party: Balloons, ice cream, games, and party favors filled the day with happiness and excitement for Karen and the …