Attachment Parenting and Autism Awareness Day

I wrote a post about how I feel attachment parenting has been a tremendous help in raising my two children on the autism spectrum. Here’s an excerpt:

I was an attached parent prior to the time that my children’s autism symptoms presented and I’m an attached parent still today. I actually thank my attachment parenting style for helping me understand my children a bit more. Now this is not to say that mothers of children on the spectrum that don’t practice attachment parenting don’t understand their children but for my children, and me, my parenting style has been a tremendous help.

Read the entire post: Today is World Autism Awareness Day.

About Melissa

Melissa is the mother of two children on the autism spectrum and strives to provide information about all aspects of autism through her blog, The Autism Education Site. Follow Melissa on Twitter. Like me on Facebook.

© Melissa Hincha-Ownby and The Autism Education Site, 2008-2014.


  1. […] Looking at my friends and acquaintances that have neurotypical children – they have also used positive discipline in their childrearing. Perhaps I parent my autistic children like my friends parented their neurotypical children because we practice attachment parenting principles. […]