Available Now! Your The Journal of Attachment Parenting

The Journal of Attachment Parenting presents an interdisciplinary look into the findings of various, separate branches of research into parenting practices. While this is a monumental step forward for the Attachment Parenting community, this inaugural issue of The Journal of Attachment Parenting has been created as the baseline for the scientific investigation into Attachment Parenting.

The Journal of Attachment Parenting: Vol. 1, No. 1: View your free digital version or download a free pdf for printing.

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Available Now! Your Attached Family: Loving Uniquely Issue

The Attached Family 2013 Loving Uniquely Issue is about loving each of our children as individuals with unique character traits.

Attachment Parenting is about loving each of our children as individuals with unique character traits. But this can be difficult to do in a culture that increasingly blames behavior on disorders and difficult temperament.

"Difficult" and "different" are not synonymous with "disordered"...

In this issue of Attached Family, we delve into temperament and how it intersects with parenting and the development of attachment style, and we challenge the notion that every hard-to-handle child needs a diagnosis.

Enjoy these features:

  • What is a Spirited Child? with Dr. Mary Sheedy Kurcinka, author of Raising Your Spirited Child
  • The Orchid Child -- API's Sheena Sommers looks at the research behind genetic susceptibility
  • Differences, Not Disorders with Dr. Barbara Probst, author of When the Labels Don't Fit
  • The New Gender Gap -- Drs. Betsy Gunzelman and Diane Connell discuss how boys are falling behind in our society
  • Avoiding a Meltdown -- API's Leyani Redditi reminds parents of the most overlooked causes of tantrums

Plus:

  • API's Art Yuen reviews the research at the intersection of Attachment Parenting and infant temperament
  • Father of child temperament, Dr. Jerome Kagan, weighs in
  • AP Canada's Judy Arnall offers a quiz to parents who determining whether your child of any age is spirited
  • API Leaders discuss how to handle a violent tantrum and the toddler who wants to touch everything
  • Quick tips on dealing with public tantrums
  • API's Lisa Lord shares her personal story on raising a challenging child
  • API's Rita Brhel offers insight to food texture issues
  • Results of API's Reader Poll on child spiritedness
  • Additional resources from around the 'Net on loving our children uniquely

And more from API:

  • How you can make a difference in this world, through API
  • What's new in the new edition of API cofounders' book, Attached at the Heart
  • Thanks, API volunteers!
  • API Local Support Group Directory
  • API Professional Associates Directory
  • API Position Paper on Marriage, parenting and child behavior
  • API's Patricia Mackie on making couple time a priority
  • API's Stephanie Petters book review on Getting the Love You Want
  • API Giveaway -- entries due Dec. 10, 2013

Attached Family: Loving Uniquely Issue: View your free digital version, download a free pdf for printing, or order a bound copy*.

*Please note, if ordering a print issue, that a select few photos in this issue are not high-resolution.

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As a member of API, we hope you enjoy this issue. We also remind you of your other member benefits and opportunities to support API's work.

Access past issues of the Attached Family

Your Membership Benefits:

» "Attached Family" free electronic subscription.

Each quarterly issue delivers a wealth of educational and supportive information right to you. We encourage you to discuss the contents of this journal with your friends, colleagues, and health professionals. Grassroots efforts of our members will help us bring monumental change. You are invited to read online, print and read, and print copies for those who can benefit from learning more about AP and API.

We do request that you share the magazine in its entirety and always give acknowledgement to API. Requests to use articles for publishing on other sites can be made to editor@attachmentparenting.org. (Printed, bound copies are available for purchase from API. Please visit the API website for more information.)

» TheAttachedFamily.com. The Attached Family online magazine, companion to the magazine, is updated weekly with new articles on the API Principles and children of all ages. You don't have to remember to visit the site as you'll automatically receive Parenting This Week.

» Parenting This Week e-newsletter, published three times a month, brings you the latest TheAttachedFamily.com articles and API Speaks blog posts, as well as current Forum discussions.

» Membership in your local API Support Group

» Parent Compass e-newsletter, published six times a year, gives a personal message from the API Cofounders.

» API Links e-newsletter, published monthly, provides an overview of recent and timely news related to AP. This is your source for what is going on. API Links will also bring periodic special announcements of conferences, greetings, polls, and other events.

» AP Month celebration events and AP Month annual auction information each October.

» NEW! "Journal of Attachment Parenting "scientific review, reviews the year’s AP-related research. It is geared toward the research community, academic institutions, and professionals.

» API Forum. We encourage you to also take advantage of our online forums to connect with other like-minded parents, to find support for yourself and your family. Please register for the forum by emailing forumadmin@attachmentparenting.org.

Previous issues of the Attached Family:

The Attached Family magazine by Attachment Parenting International, New Baby 2012 issue, is available now. Read New Science on Baby Brain Development and Stress by investigative journalist Jonathan Cohn; Navigating the Social Pressures of New Parenthood with API leader Ingrid Prosch; Benefits of a Natural Birth with author Linda Folden Palmer; Why Early Attachment Matters with parenting expert, expert witness, and psychotherapist, Peter Ernest Haiman, Ph.D; and more! Attached Family: New Baby Issue: View your free digital version, download a free pdf for printing, or order a bound copy*.

This special issue of Attached Family magazine (72 pages!), "Making Sense of Parenting in the Media" issue, chronicles certain recent events that illustrate this point and equips us in making our own change. Attached Family: Making Sense of Parenting in the Media Issue: View your free digital version, download a free pdf for printing, or order a bound copy.

Attached Family magazine by Attachment Parenting International, Caring for Our Children 2012 issue, featuring Beyond the Mommy Wars, Breastfeeding and Family Leave is a Right, Not a Privilege, Is Preschool Necessary?, Nurturing Friendship, Working without Weaning, Daddy Matters, Balance without Preschool, API cofounders Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson, Leader Wisdom, Balance and more. Attached Family: Caring for Our Children Issue: View your free digital version, download a free pdf for printing, or order a bound copy.

Attached Family magazine by Attachment Parenting International, "Families at Play" issue. Features articles by Fred Donaldson, Larry Cohen, daily calendar play ideas, parenting tips, and more. View a free digital version, download a free pdf for printing, or order a bound copy.

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