What is 'Natural Parenting'~this is what it means to us http://naturalparentsnetwork.com/what-is-np/. We are a gentle/peaceful/attachment parenting group. We wanted to develop a space for like-minded moms/parents to create friendships, have playdates, share experiences, vent, etc both online (we have a 'secret' facebook group, pm us to be added) and in real life! Many of us breastfeed (sometimes extended), co-sleep, babywear, cloth diaper, etc....but you need not practice all of those things to be a part of this group. However, we do feel strongly that parenting with respect and empathy is the right choice for our families and it is important to us to surround our children with others who strive to parent similarly. We are more than willing to support you on your journey to becoming a gentle parent if you are new, unfamiliar or working on changing old habits. We are all works in progress! This group is likely not for you if you are SATISFIED with using corporal punishment or other forms of shaming, criticism, etc. Please message an admin with any questions/concerns.
If you have enjoyed our events, or want to support our community, please consider making a small monetary contribution ($5 or whatever you are comfortable with) to keep our group running. We rely on member contributions to cover our costs (semi-annual meetup.com payment and materials for arts and crafts based events, etc.) and make this community great! All of your contributions are immensely appreciated and go directly back into our group!