Of the hundreds of articles published by API last year, here is the content that makes it into the top 10 of 2015, based on consistency with API’s ethos and mission and originality in how the material is presented:
- “Dynamic of disappearing dads“ answers the question of why some new fathers pull away when their baby is born, and what couples can do to prevent that.
- “Historical trauma, breastfeeding and healing“ looks at relationship challenges among Native American parents in light of historical trauma and how breastfeeding can be the antidote.
- “Creative learning“ gives ideas on how parents, and teachers, can build creativity into their homes or classrooms to enhance learning.
- “Parenting without punishment in a punishing world“ explains how parents who use punishments with their children, but want to learn positive discipline, can overcome what may seem like a steep learning curve.
- “Smartphones and parenting“ warns parents about how smartphones can hijack our attachment systems that are biologically meant for the parent-child relationship.
- “Expecting your first baby? Talk about parenting now, before baby arrives“ emphasizes that the time to talk about parenting expectations is before baby is born.
- “The Artist’s Way for parents“ gives ideas for parents to use creativity to unlock their problem-solving skills in order to better relate and guide their children.
- “Talking to our children about world tragedies“ cautions parents about indiscriminately discussing harsh realities of our world, from disasters to violence to famine to disease, with our children.
- “Motherhood is a gift“ compassionately explains Mother’s Day from both the adoptive mother’s perspective and that of the birth mother.
- “Going back to work, but not the way I expected“ details the parenting and professional journey of a mother who chose parental presence over a quick return to work.
As a bonus, here are 5 more articles I feel deserve honorable mention:
- “Conscious living” finds the intersection between parenting and the wellness movement.
- “Going roadtripping with the kids” gives ideas of vacation activities to strengthen secure family bonds.
- “Attachment Parenting makes for easy sibling relationships” shares how Attachment Parenting can lay a foundation for secure sibling attachments.
- “A mother’s love story” shares how Attachment Parenting not only healed a mother of her emotional childhood wounds but also gave her own mother the space to heal hers
- “ACEs too high” defines ACEs and why they matter to you.