Attachment Parenting Lifestyle – A Mother’s Help
“It is the nature of the child to be dependent, and it is the nature of dependence to be outgrown. Begrudging dependency because it is not independence is like begrudging winter because it is not yet spring. Dependency blossoms into independence in its own time.”
‘A mother’s helper is simply someone who assists parents on a day to day basis and helps watch smaller children, while one or both of the children’s parents are still at home. Mother’s helpers are a great resource for parents who need to finish up a project, rest, work, or simply need a little time’
I have two young children of my own, one who is about to start Ringwood Waldorf School. I have read and been given many different parenting books, theories and techniques and have had a lot of struggles along the way bringing up my babies. We found attachment Parenting works for us because it works for our children. It requires identifying their needs and responding to them in a gentle manner.
Alongside my role as a Babywearing Consultant I would like to offer my time to help others bring up there children in this concious way by assisting them in day to day life, so that they can make the best decisions they want to at the time. I also understand that sometimes, we all just need an extra pair of hands, or a cup of tea! Overall the service I offer aims to be a Mother’s Help – To lend a hand with day to day tasks. I can assist you in and out of your home on daily duties for a few hours or several sessions a week. Other aspects of the role can include assisting you in decisions you need to make as your baby grows into a child and doing any research necessary to help you reach your goals.
A Mother’s Helper assists a stay-at-home mother/parent and the family whilst they are at home with their children. A Mother’s Helper can handle all aspects of child care, errands, easy meal preparation and light house work.
Day-to-day duties may vary with a Mother’s Helper, as the more accurate job description will be do “perform duties as per the family’s needs.”
“If a child is to keep alive his inborn sense of wonder, he needs the companionship of at least one adult who can share it, rediscovering with him the joy, excitement and mystery of the world we live in”
For this service, I charge £9.50 an hour and am happy to attend as little or as much as you need by prior arrangement. I am happy to care for children with your attendance or without, knowing that they will be guided with a gentle hand and with Attachment Parenting in mind. I am also happy to provide transport for you if you do not drive at further agreed cost as own a large car and am happy to undertake household duties.
Please get in touch if you would like more information or pop over to my blog 🙂