Feeding a child involves more than providing nutrients; it is an act of love. Whether providing for a newborn’s very intense hunger needs or serving meals at the family dinner table, parents can use these times to connect and set positive habits around food and eating together.
• Breastfeeding and attachment
• Bottle nursing to enhance attachment
• Health benefits to mother and baby
• Oxytocin, the bonding hormone
• Maternal depression
• Introducing healthy solid foods
• Family meals promote connection
We hope you’ll join us!
Meet at the Parenting Sweet
100 Ash Street, Bristol, TN 37620
The Attached at the Heart Parenting Education Program curriculum training provides parents, child advocates and professionals much needed insight into childrearing with specific tools to help parents learn more about child development, neuroscience, and positive discipline, to trust the intuitive knowledge of their child, ultimately building a foundation that will strengthen healthy child attachment.
Meet the Instructor!
Samantha Gray is the coordinator for Appalachian Promise Alliance Education Network and Parenting Sweet, and she has been a parenting educator for more than 24 years. She is passionate about helping parents and children flourish with community support and evidenced-informed understanding and practices.
Samantha is certified in many different programs and has created parenting programs. She has led parenting support groups and classes for more than 20 years, covering topics on pregnancy, birth, attachment, feeding, sleep, discipline, balance, childcare, babywearing, teens, life skills, and education. She writes a weekly column On Parenting for the Bristol Herald Courier.