|AP is about meeting your child's needs. Because of that, I can see how religious circumcision might be consistent with AP. It's not about meeting a greater need for the child as defined by the religion. Not saying that I agree with that interpretation, just saying that I can see how it might be rationalized.|
|Also - neither of my sons were strapped down - how dare you in your ignorance try to state that this happens in all cases! We insisted on pain relief and my second son slept through the entire proceedure. I agree that they were uncomfortable during the recovery, but I would never consent to having my sons strapped down!|
I don't think you can judge a person's entire parenting style or values based on one decision to do something that you disagree with. There are things that are obvious like circ, then there are things that aren't like not GD when no one is around....No one is 100% AP, no one is ever going to be. Since every child is different even doing the same Attachment parenting with both children might yeild different qualities of attachment.
We all try to do (you can hope) to make the best decisions with the information or misinformation at hand.
But on the religious bent, one thing that religion does teach us is not to judge others. But I think this is more of a why would someone identify as AP if they are not really that interested. I think parenthood has become so politicized and I hate to see AP broken down into practices its first and foremost establishing secure emmotional parenting bonds.
Somedays maybe putting that kid in a stroller might be preserving the emmotional bond if the mom is about to loose it
But I think also unless you grew up with the organic eating, baby wearing, breastfed on demand, clothdiapering, affectionate accepting homeschoolin parents then its something these mamas are aspiring to and figuring out the difference between wearing your babybjorn to the mall/on an outing once a week and babywearin' for security. Its a learning curve for us all....
But I still get a kick of of some first time mom with a brand new baby aspiring to be so ap who thinks that 2 years might have been to quick to stop breastfeeding...um do it first honey Also sometimes it requires mentioning things that are embarrassing like you take medication, you needed surgery, had to go to a mental institution for 3 weeks for sucidal postpartum depression....
or looks down at my stroller, girl I got three of them which one should I not wear today?