Martha Sears is an American Registered Nurse, an author, a wife, and most importantly, a mother of eight. When you google her name, it’s like being transported back to the 1950’s, where she (only) appears as the wife and co-author of Dr. William Sears.
The Sears’ co-authored books, or baby care guide and did/do a good job in leaving the one-size-fits-all authoritarian parenting methods of the 1950’s behind. Although she is the co-author of 25 books, Martha Sears often refers to herself as a “professional mother”.
The couple are perhaps most well-known for coining the phrase “attachment parenting” with their 2001 book “The Attachment Parenting Book: A Commonsense Guide to Understanding and Nurturing Your Baby”.
Attachment parenting is a style of parenting that encourages a strong early attachment, and advocates parental responsiveness to babies’ dependency needs.