I enjoyed reading this so had to share it. As a father of a 10 month old I can relate to the cartoon in that I think I practice attachment parenting to an extent. However, I was blissfully unaware of the stigma attached to it.


Naturally, many of us practice attachment parenting without even knowing what it is.  According to about.com ,”The goal of attachment parenting is to raise children who can form healthy, emotional connections with other people throughout their life. Attachment parents believe this must begin by forming a respectful, compassionate connection between parent and child.” Sounds good, right?  Well unfortunately, there is a stigma associated with the common practices of parents such as  breastfeeding, baby-wearing, co-sleeping and even simply holding your child.  For some reason, responding to your babies hunger cues and keeping him close to your heart in a sling is seen as disgraceful.  When I came across the image to the right, I laughed because it is so true.  Even if you only practice one aspect of attachment parenting, like breastfeeding, you experience negative feedback from other people.  In reality, there is nothing wrong with bonding with your child and…

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18 Shawwal 1433 | Hadith of the Day | Faith is Self-restraint and Gentleness

When the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) was asked by ‘Amr ibn ‘Abasah what was meant by faith, he replied:

“Self-restraint and Gentleness.”

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Was Salaam

Abu Zaynah


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