What is Natural Parenting?

Natural Parenting, in a sentence, is the practice of "living and parenting responsively and consciously."

Of course, being me, why would I want to write one sentence when I could say the same thing in a hundred! So please join me in this series in which I explore the ways in which our family currently lives out the various practices that make up this philosophy. 

The Practices of Natural Parenting (from the NPN website)
  • Attachment Parenting
    • Prepare for pregnancy, birth, and parenting
    • Feed with love and respect
    • Respond with sensitivity
    • Use nurturing touch
    • Ensure safe sleep
    • Provide consistent and loving care
    • Practice gentle/positive discipline
    • Strive for balance in personal and family life
  • Ecological responsibility and love of nature
  • Holistic health practices
  • Natural learning