Principles of “natural parenthood” in modern families



In this article we can find review of a term «natural parenthood» in our national and foreign literature in context of describing psychological features of mothers who follow the model of natural parenthood. In this article we can find synonymic terms for «natural parenthood», and the principles of natural parenthood, pluses and minuses of classic model of parenting. Also in this article there is a comparison of several components and indicators of natural parenthood with analogical indicators of intensive parenthood. In addition there are presented probable risks and problems of families in a model of organic parenting.

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Keywords: modern parenthood, natural parenthood, attachment parenting, empathic parenting, organic parenting, instinctive care

Journal rubric: Developmental Psychology and Age-Related Psychology

Article type: review article


For citation: Akinkina Y.M. Principles of “natural parenthood” in modern families [Elektronnyi resurs]. Sovremennaia zarubezhnaia psikhologiia = Journal of Modern Foreign Psychology, 2020. Vol. 9, no. 4, pp. 103–109. DOI: 10.17759/jmfp.2020090409. (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Yana M. Akinkina, Psychologist-Consultant, Centre of Support of Maternity, Postgraduate, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:



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