Saturday, 16 April 2011

First Meeting!

Well, the first meeting was (if we say so ourselves!) a success! :) Lots of parents, parents-to-be and a range of ages of children made for a hectic, but enjoyable time. We talked about the joys and challenges of Attachment Parenting - the things we really love, and which make our lives easier and more enjoyable, and the things which we feel are the right things for ourselves and our families, but which we struggle with a bit more in reality!

Some of the things we really love included waking up with laughing babies (co-sleeping), breastfeeding, baby-led weaning, being a "lazy" parent, and many of us turned out to be devoted sling wearers!

Some of the more challenging elements turned out to be feeling that others may be judging us (whether that was real or percieved), co-sleeping (again!) and coping with family pressures.

We also discussed what we would like to look at in future meetings - and here are some of the topics coming soon (in no particular order):

Gentle discipline
Sharing "best practise"/toolkits
Travelling and being "Out and About"

All followed by a slap-up picnic by the water park in Boscombe Gardens, where at least one child was far more interested in getting wet than eating, and a quick trip to the beach!

Feel free to leave comments if you were at the meeting and remember stuff that I've forgotten, or if you weren't (or even if you were) there and would like to add a future topic.

Hope to see everyone again at the next meeting, which will be on Tuesday 10th May, 10am - 12pm

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