Just one month before her unexpected death, Peaches Geldof opened up about how attachment parenting her two infant children helped her heal from her troublesome childhood. The 25-year-old British socialite revealed that her nanny’s attachment parenting skills kept her from losing it during her own parents vicious divorce.
Peaches Geldof Embraced Attachment Parenting
Before she was a mother herself, Peaches suffered from a traumatic childhood that left her haunted.
Peaches’ own mother Paula Yates died of an accidental heroin overdose on her sister, Pixie Geldof‘s, tenth birthday. At the time of the tragedy, Peaches was only 11 years old. The British socialite also dealt with her parents vicious divorce at a young age, which is when her nanny began using attachment parenting techniques on her.
According to the Daily Mail, Peaches told Mother & Baby magazine that her nanny’s attachment parenting techniques “saved” her “from losing it.”
This is exactly why Peaches decided to use those same attachment parenting techniques on her own children, sons Astala, 23 months, and Phaedra, 11 months.
Peaches: Attachment Parenting Responds To A Child’s Needs
Attachment parenting is a controversial topic of conversation, because many psychiatrists and doctors believe it is actually detrimental to a child’s development.
However, Peaches firmly believed that allowed her children to sleep in her bed at night, and breastfeeding for longer than normally recommended, was the proper way of responding to a child’s needs.
Peaches also revealed that she often turn to her mother-in-law, Sue Cohen, for parenting advice. This must have meant a great deal to Peaches, especially because she was not able to turn to her own mother for parenting tips and advice.
— Lauren Cox