Since my family was big into attachment parenting since 1990 (and it wasn’t new then–it dates back to at least 1967), I’ve been really baffled by the whole tempest in a tea pot that started when Time put a women on the cover breast feeding a toddler. Then came the comment from Liz Moyer in the WSJ who referred to attachment parenting as “the latest fad.” In fact, when we were involved with attachment parenting, we participated in a global email list of attachment parents that predated the world wide web as a communication tool. Homeschooling is at a record high now because attachment parenting peaked in the nineties. Attachment parenting is not a fad and it isn’t new. Maybe it seems a fad because attachment parents are pretty low key (we don’t go around publicly criticizing the poisoning of children with baby formula, which probably leads to a lifetime of obesity and medical problems) and big media has just learned of it, but I can’t figure out why its become a big deal now. anyone have any insight?