Katie Allison Granju is a parenting expert who is the author of the best-selling book Attachment Parenting. She also was an avid blogger of Mamapundit. She has been very vocal on the effects of positive parenting and its effects on children. Granju has had a long list of followers who would stick to each of her words. Both the blog and the book were best sellers. Granju shares her parenting secrets with all.
Granju emphasizes attachment parenting which embraces gentle, common sense, cross culture, and time-proven practices. Granju gives a deep analysis of attachment parenting and related issues. She explores the historical and sociological context of attachment parenting. Some very helpful. Here are some useful tips shared by Granju in her blog and book:
- Be a role model for your kids – Show your kids what you want them to do. We learn by imitation and especially children who watch and imitate everything you do. Respect your child, show them positive behavior and attitude, have empathy towards your child’s emotion — and your child will follow suit.
- Show love – Love is never too much, shower them with all you’ve got. Things like material indulgence, leniency, low expectation and over-protection given in the name of love is what spoils the kids. Lots of hugs, spending quality time and listening to them is all they need. Love triggers the release of happy hormones like oxytocin, opioids, and prolactin bring a deep sense of calm, emotional warmth and contentment.
- Positive parenting – Positive parenting helps to strengthen and sculpt positive experiences and memories for children. This creates good connections in your child’s brain, but they also form the memories of you that your child carries for life. Setting limits and being consistent are the keys to good discipline. Be kind and firm when enforcing.
Granju broke down after her son passed away after battling drug addiction. She has been fighting a long battle against drug abuse. Parenting secrets by Granju are still sworn as the bible of parenting.
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