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Comfort Objects and Attachment Parenting Features

Alice Allan, Central Asia Photo: Alexander Simantiri-Coates   Cloth mothers Where do comfort objects fit into attachment parenting? My favorite childhood toy, or to coin the great British psychologist D.W. Winnicott’s phrase, my “transitional object,” was a puffin (actually he still is). He was given to me when I was two and quickly usurped a boss-eyed white bear to which I had previously been attached....

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Letting Go Features

Lisa Hassan Scott Photo: Lydia & Charley courtesy Jen Reinhardt   Barbie? This time last year, I was worrying about subliminal messages that a Barbie doll can relay. In a nutshell, I am more powerful than Barbie. In letting go of this “issue,” it has become a non-issue. We avoided a big conflict, and lo and behold, Iona has played with these dolls only a handful...

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