I've been around TB for a few years, but I've mostly been on Blended Families. I have a DS (5) and SD (9 on May 2nd). To be honest, I've often scoffed at what I thought was "attachment parenting." I didn't really give much thought to"parenting style" or theories, but I've found that my parenting style is becoming increasingly authoritarian.
And I don't like it. I don't like the future I see for my kids, myself, or my relationship with them. Although I love my children, the joy I once had as a mother has been lost in the sea of power struggles and my need to control everything (yes, I have been to therapy). No, I'm not saying that I'm ruining my kids' lives our that we're in trouble, but I am saying that I would like to be better for and give better to my children.
I'm currently listening to Dr. Laura Markham's book in audio format, "Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids," and I started reading a bit on AhaParenting.com. I'm anxious to try creating better connections with my children.
If anyone has any other book recommendations, please share.