attachment parenting and autism (3rd Oct 06 12:21:04 GMT)
I practiced attachment parenting with my son. Obviously at the time I didn't realise that he had ASD. He slept in our bed until he was almost two and was breastfed as long. I have found that he has always had quite a strong emotional bond with his father and I and this has later transfered to his sister. He shows quite good empathy and compassion for his immediate family too. Even now at 6 he seems to find comfort in cuddling up to me and likes to be held. I was wondering if the parenting style we adopted helped with this. Of course I have no evidence to back this up and I could be really grasping at straws here but I was just interested to know what others think.