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API Auction Opens October 18; Receiving Donated Items Now

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 to Saturday, October 31, 2015

Main Article ImageStarting on October 18, 2015, Attachment Parenting International will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organization - and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help.

Show your support by clicking on the "Donate Items" button to contribute to our catalog. 

Give a little and get a lot in return. 
Whether you have 1 item or 100 to contribute, your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you'll be helping to raise money for our organization, and you'll receive a mention on our site that can link back to your own web page.

October is Attachment Parenting Month: "Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society."

Attachment Parenting International's photo.October is Attachment Parenting Month and all month long API will be shining a light on "Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society." Follow along to learn more about this year's theme, and enjoy parent stories, API support group events, daily tips, the photo gallery, the AP Month Auction (Oct 18-31), and much more on the importance of early secure attachment for our children, families, and society.

Learn more at: http://apmonth.attachmentparenting.org/

 

API - Staying Kindful and in Constant Contact

A special message from API:

API is about families and a peaceful, joyful world. Our approach is to focus on spreading healthy attachment, empathy, responsiveness, and love. We look around and know there is an immense amount of work to be done and support to give.

As a grassroots movement and nonprofit, is valuable to have good strategies to take on the work. API relies on a small staff, incredible volunteers, and these strong systems to support parents, children, and professionals around the world.

Recently, API updated its systems to make its process more efficient for our volunteers and easier and more pleasant for you! We love that our new system is called "Kindful" and we'll be using it with "Constant Contact," which also seems quite fitting.

We wanted you to know what was up and not lose anyone along the way. We also take this moment offer a special thank you for all the effort to help API make this transition while keeping our services going.

You will see the new improved API when you become an AP Advocate or support API programs, sign up for API Links, or explore API Leadership. We hope you like it and we welcome your feedback.

API - Staying Kindful and in Constant Contact

A special message from API:

API is about families and a peaceful, joyful world. Our approach is to focus on spreading healthy attachment, empathy, responsiveness, and love. We look around and know there is an immense amount of work to be done and support to give.

As a grassroots movement and nonprofit, is valuable to have good strategies to take on the work. API relies on a small staff, incredible volunteers, and these strong systems to support parents, children, and professionals around the world.

Recently, API updated its systems to make its process more efficient for our volunteers and easier and more pleasant for you! We love that our new system is called "Kindful" and we'll be using it with "Constant Contact," which also seems quite fitting.

We wanted you to know what was up and not lose anyone along the way. We also take this moment offer a special thank you for all the effort to help API make this transition while keeping our services going.

You will see the new improved API when you become an AP Advocate or support API programs, sign up for API Links, or explore API Leadership. We hope you like it and we welcome your feedback.

Get Your Thinking Cap On! AP Month starts in October!

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Get Your Thinking Cap On!  AP Month starts in October!

“Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society ” is our AP Month theme this year celebrating the way that creativity allows you to be an amazing parent. Check it out! Get involved to help API raise awareness about the importance of parent support:

  1. Collect and donate great items for the API online auction! 
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  3. Photo event guidelines

API Reads: August Update

We are finishing up Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman and will begin Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne beginning August 31st. Parenting Without Power Struggles has been an excellent book in the positive discipline arena. If you haven't read it yet, be sure to pick it up and read it on your own. The reading schedule for August will be:

August 2-8: Chapter 10
August 9-15: Chapter 11
August 16-22: Chapter 12
August 23-30: Chapter 13 (last chapter)

We have also moved our API Reads online group over to a new Yahoo Group. The GoodReads group will no longer be effective starting September and we will be using the Yahoo Group exclusively beginning with the reading of Simplicity Parenting. To find our group on Yahoo, go to this web address: https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/apireads/info

API's Parenting Educator Training L.A. August 13-15

Make a difference in parents and children's lives by offering parenting education with attachment in mind--API's next parenting educator training is in Los Angeles August 13-15 with the early bird discount registration available until July 30. This training includes a special guest--noted author on attachment parenting, Martha Sears!

Here is what our attendees have said:

"The lesson plans are meticulously organized, easy to follow and beautiful! I'm excited to present this information to parents."

"I have always had to write my own curriculum-this is the most information and resources I have ever had to begin with-Thank you so much!" ~Atlanta Training

I especially loved the balance of time on the curriculum as well as time for personal sharing. Your passion for your work is heartening~Thank you!" ~Tempe, AZ training

"I learned so much amazing information...everything was so valuable." ~Tempe, AZ training

"Fantastic, cutting edge, skillfully delivered~Thank you!" ~San Antonio training

For API's Attached at the Heart L.A. training discounted registration available until July 30th apply here now: http://www.attachmentparenting.org/parented. Led by the founders of API, Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson.

The Attached at the Heart parenting educator program will take place in Whittier, CA (Greater LA Area) , Aug 13th - Aug 15th, 2015.

July API Reads Update

We are still reading the book titled Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman. So far we’ve discussed how it is healthy to have children reach the Wall of Futility as you there to help them process this, that when they are frustrated is not the time to teach, finding alternative ways to connect to name just a few.

The July reading schedule will be as follows:

  • June 28-July 4: Chapter 7
  • July 5-11: Chapter 8
  • July 12-18: Chapter 9
  • July 19-25: Chapter 10
  • July 26-Aug 1: Chapter 11

Our discussions happen on GoodReads so don’t hesitate to join in the conversation. We read a chapter a week. Sometimes you can’t get through the chapter and yet you’ll find you’ll still be able to participate in the conversation. So come join the other 600+ members who are already part of the conversation!

June API Reads Update: Parenting Without Power Struggles

We’ve started reading the book titled Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman. So far we’ve discussed why you want to read this book, “should” thoughts causing power struggles, power struggles being futile when the person is engaged with the other person, the difference between being in charge and being in control, seeing and accepting the child you have, and forgiving our parents.

The June reading schedule will be as follows:

  • May 31 - June 6: Chapter 3
  • June 7 - 13: Chapter 4
  • June 14 - 20: Chapter 5
  • June 21 - 27: Chapter 6
  • June 28 - July 4: Chapter 7

Our discussions happen on GoodReads so don’t hesitate to join in the conversation. We read a chapter a week. Sometimes you can’t get through the chapter and yet you’ll find you’ll still be able to participate in the conversation. So come join the other 600+ members who are already part of the conversation!

 

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