EXCLUSIVE: Kourtney Kardashian's 'attachment style' of parenting can put ... trends now

EXCLUSIVE: Kourtney Kardashian's 'attachment style' of parenting can put ... trends now
EXCLUSIVE: Kourtney Kardashian's 'attachment style' of parenting can put ... trends now

EXCLUSIVE: Kourtney Kardashian's 'attachment style' of parenting can put ... trends now

Kourtney Kardashian's 'attachment style' of parenting can leave children with emotional problems for life, experts have told DailyMail.com.

The Keeping Up With The Kardashians star recently gave birth to baby number four, her first child with husband Travis Barker, which the couple have reportedly named Rocky.

Earlier in her pregnancy, the 44 year-old told Vogue that she planned to practice attachment style parenting with her newborn.

This approach aims to secure an exceptionally close bond between mother and child, via dedicating as much time as possible to the baby, as well as practices like co-sleeping, joint bathing, and drug-free labor.

Last year, Kourtney admitted she still co-slept with her 10-year-old daughter Penelope 'pretty much every night.' The mother of-four has also spoken of co-sleeping with her first born, Mason, now 12, up until he turned seven. 

But experts have warned other new parents not to follow in her footsteps.

Kourtney Kardashian will adopt an attachment parenting style with her new baby - which includes co-sleeping, joint baths and responding to the child's every need immediately

Kourtney Kardashian will adopt an attachment parenting style with her new baby - which includes co-sleeping, joint baths and responding to the child's every need immediately

The reality star says she slept in the same bed as her first born son Mason, now 12, until he was seven years-old. Her daughter Penelope, now 10, still shares her bed 'pretty much every night'

The reality star says she slept in the same bed as her first born son Mason, now 12, until he was seven years-old. Her daughter Penelope, now 10, still shares her bed 'pretty much every night'

Dr Carole Lieberman, a forensic psychologist from Beverly Hills, California, said 'smothering' parents are linked to a greater risk of the child developing depression and anxiety in later life. 

'Depending on the psychological make-up of each child, [attachment parenting] will either make them want to continue to cling for more years than is really appropriate, or it will make them flee to get away from her faster, because [a parent] has been overbearing.'

Both these problems are associated with emotional troubles in adulthood, she says. 

Other experts have warned that attachment parenting sets up unrealistic expectations for parents, and leaves children ill-equipped to practice independence.

Kourtney Kardashian married Blink 182 star Travis Barker in 2022, and the pair have recently celebrated the birth of their first child together

Kourtney Kardashian married Blink 182 star Travis Barker in 2022, and the pair have recently celebrated the birth of their first child together

 'From a practical standpoint, continual presence of parents is impossible: no parent can be perfectly responsive to their child all the time,' says Dr Jephtha Tausig, a clinical psychologist working in New York City.

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