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Matthews, Mary G. – NAMTA Journal, 1996
Responds to William Sears's article: "Attachment Parenting: A Style That Works" (PS 523 690). Claims that there are alternatives to "attachment parenting" based on the Montessori philosophy, pointing out that Sears's suggestion of sleeping with the baby and carrying the baby in a sling may easily become obstacles in the path of…
Descriptors: Attachment Behavior, Family Involvement, Individual Development, Infants
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McNamara, Anne – NAMTA Journal, 1996
Claims that Matthews sees independence as moving freely and being able to function apart from the adult, leading to competence and cognitive development for life. Reiterates the importance of emotion, relationships, and the mother as the central part of the child's prepared environment. (MOK)
Descriptors: Cognitive Development, Individual Development, Infants, Montessori Method