The term attachment parenting, usually associated with co-sleeping, baby-wearing and prolonged breast-feeding, is heard increasingly often these days.
Yet it isn't always well understood, even by those who support it. What is attachment, what does it have to do with parenting, and healthy family relationships?
Even TIME Magazine got into the act with a cover story, but very few readers could get beyond the shock-it-to-you cover photo of a 26 year old mom baring her soul and breast, as she nursed her almost four year old son, who was . . . quite attached.