I get a lot of crap for parenting the way that I do. I hear things all the time like "He will never be independent from you." and "He'll be such a mama's boy."
Most of the time, it is from people who are genuinely concerned about Nathan's well-being and I appreciate their input. Sometimes, it is from people who think that I am doing things wrong and just love to point that out.
Well, I am here to tell you, that attachment parenting works.
My three year old son now RUNS into preschool and yells "Bye Mom!". Clearly, this child is not afraid to be away from me. Clearly, my years of staying home with him did NOT turn him into a clingy child. Clearly, I have done something right!
Kids who are parented this way are just as (if not more) independent than kids who aren't parented this way! Nathan just has the confidence that I will always be there for him, so it's ok to run into preschool.
It is a proud moment for me. I'm so happy that he loves school. I feel like I have given him a great start to his life of learning.