Physiological upbringing, respectful, natural or with attachment.

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The wonderful world of respectful breeding.

What does physiological parenting mean or what is it?

Respectful, natural, attachment or physiological upbringing. We can call it in many ways, but it only has one meaning: it is an education or teaching based on respect and love.

The physiological upbringing respects at all times the times of our baby, it is not a question of intervening but of accompanying.

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When and how to start?

In any forum, respectful conscious parenting begins the moment we know we are pregnant. Begin to inform us and see how important it is to have a respected birth, the first hours with our baby and skin with skin, the first months, exterogestacion, early childhood etc.. Our baby’s need to feel next to him at all times. Knowing that having them in your arms is the natural thing no matter how much they tell you that you are going to get used to it and much more nonsense of that caliber.

Does it really work?

Respectful parenting is not a method for the child to ‘behave well, be quiet and sit down when the adult is interested’. Physiological upbringing goes further, it goes from values, empathy, validating feelings, etc.

All children will go through different stages, some more difficult to manage than others. What will make the difference is how we treat them and act in those situations. A child treated with love and respect will be an adult who knows how to love and respect.

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Main Methods

Montessori Method


This method was born about 100 years ago thanks to the Italian doctor and educator Maria Montessori (1870 – 1952).

What does it consist of?

Educationally speaking, the child is at the center of everything. Teachers are lighthouses or guides who accompany the student.

It focuses on a more scientific or mathematical orientation where each student is free to choose different proposals proposed by the teacher and is based on stimulation and respect.

What are its advantages and disadvantages?

Promotes leadership, confidence and autonomy motivating the student. In addition, the classes project an image of order and minimalism.

On the other hand, it is often described as individualistic and uncooperative educational proposals.

How are the courses divided?

The classical division by courses or years is not used. In the Montessori method the classrooms are divided into blocks of 3 years: from 3 to 6 years, from 6 to 9 years and from 9 to 12 years.

Pikler Pedagogy


This type of pedagogy was born thanks to the Viennese paediatrician Emmi Pikler (1902-1984).

What does it consist of?

The star of this method is motion. Through him and an infinity of furniture, tools and complements, it is sought to develop the autonomy of the child.

Motor development is spontaneous when certain conditions are provided to the baby

What are its advantages and disadvantages?

It is very helpful in the early stages of the baby, when they have not yet learned to walk and generates freedom, curiosity and autonomy in children.

As a disadvantage? we could say that the method requires a lot of patience and calm. Each child is a world and progresses differently.

Waldorf Pedagogy


It was created by the Austrian philosopher and esotericist Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925).

What does it consist of?

It’s mainly based on games. The child’s imagination is fundamental in this proposal and it seeks to develop through imitation and natural toys among other things.

What are its advantages and disadvantages?

It is a method that develops much creativity, crafts and skills of the child. The rate of growth of each person is respected.

As a disadvantage for some parents (but an advantage for others) this method does not have textbooks or tests, so it is very easy to apply at home.

Positive discipline

How was it born?

This modality was born at the beginning of the 1920s, nourished by different currents of thought such as child psychiatry, Alfred Adler or Rudolf Dreikurs.

But it wasn’t until the mid-1980s that it began to boom, thanks to Jane Nelsen, a doctor in educational psychology and her program and books on positive discipline, and Lynn Lott, who wrote the first teaching manual for parents.

How does it work?

This philosophy is aimed at anyone (parents and children) and reinforces the values of responsibility and respect. It educates without the concept of prize/punishment and encourages a sense of belonging to a community and being useful to it.

Kindness and firmness are the most common ways to educate in this discipline.

Main features and examples

It develops over the long term, serving the child as learning and teaching for the rest of his or her life.

Training in social skills that will allow the person an important development at community level: it is transferable to home, school and society in general. Respect for one’s fellow man is fundamental.

It allows each child to develop and know their abilities, even at preschool ages (it can be encouraged in the classroom of each course).

There are no punishments, understood as effective in the short term but harmful in the long term.

In Spain, the positive discipline is gaining followers over the years, especially in areas of Madrid, Valencia, Zaragoza, Canary Islands, etc..

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