There are many parenting styles that have become popular over the years. One that comes to hime, and makes your child the center of your universe, is attachment parenting (AP.) Although people have been parenting for centuries without the help of designated styles, you may not want to jump into the parenting thing blindly. So, in researching this particular parenting style, you may have a few questions like what is attachment parenting and how attachment parenting affects kids later in life.
According to Web MD, attachment parenting is hyper-focused on the nurturing connection that parents can develop with their children. Honing in on this bond is touted by advocates as the ideal way to raise secure, independent, and empathetic children. Some of the key tenants of AP include breastfeeding on the baby's cue, bed-sharing, and continuous and constant baby wearing.
One of the biggest supporters and promoters of this parenting style is Dr. William Sears who, in his literature, has made claims that attachment parenting has long standing benefits that are seen well into adulthood. In researching the topic there seemed to be a real lack of modern, solid evidence that backs up the attachment parenting claims specifically, as attachment parenting itself hasn't been under the microscope since Psychologist Mary Ainsworth did her well-known assessment called the Strange Situation Classification (SSC) in 1969. According to Simply Psychology, the SSC assessment investigated how attachments can vary among children. Given the date of the study you can't really use it to back up claims, but looking to other studies that have research goals loosely related to the topic at hand, you can get an idea of what the impact might be on these children as they get older.