is 'Attraction Parenting'?
Attraction Parenting is based on a simple
Mother Nature intended parenting to be FUN!
our culture tends to confuse our instincts,
our deeper nature is to be attracted to that
which is good for us and our children. Nature
guides us toward choices that support the
survival, growth, and evolution of humankind
— both physically and spiritually —
through our experience of pleasure.
nature uses physical pleasure to make procreation
attractive, but there are subtler forms of
pleasure that nature has harnessed as well.
In parenting, the two most important attractors
are the pleasure of unconditional love and
the pleasure of authentic power. Unfortunately
our culture distorts our understanding of
love and power. We're led to believe that
they're scarce resources — that we must
earn love and fight for power.
worse, we're inundated with contradictory
messages about pleasure itself. On the one
hand, we're taught that "the pursuit
of happiness" is a fundamental human
right. On the other hand, society looks down
on pleasure-seeking behavior and glorifies
self-sacrificing behavior. No wonder we get
so confused and frustrated!
the practice of Attraction Parenting, we identify
and release these confusing distortions, and
we acquire skills and perspectives that allow
us to harness the power of attraction according
to nature's design: following our pleasure
through parenthood. We understand that authentic
pleasure cannot be gained at the expense of
our children; nor does parental self-sacrifice
give our children lasting pleasure. Attraction
Parenting transforms adversarial parent-child
relationships into joyful, loving, creative,
Parenting integrates the psychological concept
of attraction with the metaphysical Law of
Attraction in a grounded, sensible way. It's
a practical, holistic approach that honors
the body, mind, emotions, and spirit of every
child and parent.
will probably like Attraction Parenting if
you like any of these authors' works:
Aldort (Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves)
• Jan Hunt (The Natural Child)
• Alfie Kohn (Unconditional Parenting)
• Pam Leo (Connection Parenting)
• Jean Liedloff (The Continuum Concept)
• Gordon Neufeld (Hold On to Your Kids)
• Joseph Chilton Pearce (Magical Child)
• William & Martha Sears (Attachment
And self-help books by authors like...
& Jerry Hicks (Ask and It Is Given)
• Byron Katie (Loving What Is)
• Eckhart Tolle (A New Earth)