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We all know the immense value of words in our homes, with our children and partners. Our words have the power to uplift others, to strengthen our bonds with our children and spouses, to repair a connection that needs a little boost after a conflict.

Your words also have the power to help change the world — through Attachment Parenting International (API).

“If people would follow the philosophy of attachment parenting as advocated by API, we could actually begin to produce generations of children that become exceptional grown-ups.” ~ signingspangler, donor

We need your help! API needs 10 new, positive reviews added to its profile on GreatNonprofits by Friday, March 31. As a nonprofit, API relies on a vast global network of volunteers plus donations to cover basic operating expenses. The reviews on GreatNonprofits earn API good-standing among potential donors who graciously choose to give. All we need for this GreatNonprofits status is positive reviews from the parents and professionals benefiting from our publications, programs, and services.

“API has helped me grow as a person to be a better mother to my daughter and keep the harmony and love. Thank you for spreading the love.” ~ Myrlam P., parent

If you love API’s work, please tell the world through GreatNonprofits! Taking just 3 minutes to share your story helps API to be listed as Top-Rated. It’s quick, easy, and really helps!

“API provides grounded resources and inspiration for families seeking deep connection with their children as a foundation for lifelong wellness. I have been personally inspired by their vision and dedication to bringing forward the wisdom of attachment science as both a professional and a parent. Thank you, API, for your commitment to families, and your positive impact on my own.” ~ Lisa494, attachment professional and parent

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“Evaluate balance over a full day or week, not every single moment. Instead of wanting to be the ‘best’ parent who has to do everything right, choose to be a ‘very good’ parent who sometimes makes mistakes and learns from them. Parents have to learn ‘on the job’ and should give themselves a break — figuratively and literally. Parenting is hard work!” ~ Attached at the Heart: Eight Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children by Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker

Learn 16 tried-and-true tips for maintaining your sense of balance as a parent in this definitive guide to Attachment Parenting written by API’s cofounders. Purchase your copy through the Amazon link above to have a portion of the proceeds benefit Attachment Parenting International (API).

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March 20, 2017
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Parenting is largely undervalued in our society. So much discussion among politicians and policymakers centers on public education, gender equality, and poverty alleviation. These are all important areas, but parent support is glaringly missing from the list. When I refer to parent support, I mean research-backed parenting education for all parents regardless of income class […]

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March 13, 2017
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Until 5 a.m. this Valentine’s Day, we shared our home with a sweet ginger kitty named Sophie. She was our special friend and bed warmer for 14 years. Her presence was an orange-colored angora thread woven through the fabric of our family’s life. Now we find ourselves confronted with having no choice but to traverse […]

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