Parenting comes with a heavy dose of guilt. I have often felt guilty about the fact that I don't homeschool my children, because it is such a wonderful way to live out attachment parenting, and statistically is superior to traditional schooling. I have come to peace with my final decision, but it was a difficult struggle for awhile, and I still feel anxious with my friends who do homeschool; will they judge me? Do they understand that I was thoughtful about my decision to send my kids to public school? Do they think I can't possibly be an attachment parent and NOT homeschool my kids?
There are myriad ways of interpreting the term Attachment Parenting, and many, many ways to act upon it. Parents who don't breastfeed, cosleep, babywear, stay at home full time, the issue of spanking, etc, etc. I fear sometimes we get too dogmatic in our quest for the best way to raise our babies to be ethical, caring, responsible adults. There is no one BEST way to raise our children, but rather many GOOD ways, provided there is a focus on attachment fostering behavior, and making thoughtful, intentional parenting choices.
Here is a really good article on this subject, of the dangers of dogma. I would copy and paste the article, but I see that Kellymom.com has reprinted the article with permission from the author, which I don't have. So instead I will link it. It is definitely a great article and helps remind us that AP is a style, not a specific method.