Psychology Today's article entitled "The Decline of Children and the Moral Sense: Problems that used to be rare are becoming mainstream" describes why Attachment Parenting is important: positive outcomes for babies who
• "nursed frequently;
• held, touched, or kept near others almost constantly;
• frequently cared for by individuals [adults] other than their mothers (fathers and grandmothers, in particular) though seldom by older siblings;
• experience prompt responses to their fusses and cries;
• and enjoy multiage [free] play groups in early childhood.
• along with natural childbirth
• and 2-5 years of breastfeeding...
...others are documenting the effects of these practices on child outcomes and finding relations to intelligence, cooperation, conscience, empathy, self-control, aggression and depression."