I was just reading a series of developmental milestone charts with both my 2 month old babe and my four month old kid in mind. We have always used attachment parenting with both kids and I can recall that for DD1 this meant that she was a little slower to meet some milestones (never crawled, doesn't sleep through the night) and faster to meet others. So today I found myself thinking (once again) how these milestones seem to be so culturally specific... and therefore created by the normative parenting behaviors.
I was curious if others who consciously practice attachment parenting have noticed specific patterns of how their kids seem to be different from other kids. What do you think, are kids who are attachment parented different from other kids? How? At what ages did you notice the differences?
For me, both kids had (and have) awesome neck control at a very early age, make eye contact super early, and are quick to follow mom around with their eyes. DD1 is amazingly empathetic and in tune with others but also alarmed by the idea of kids not be actively cared for (will get upset if a kid is crying in public and the parent doesn't respond, for example). I've also noticed that my DD is more content with DH and I and less interested in other kids compared to others her age.