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Your Parent Compass: The ‘enlightened witness’

April 3, 2017

The latest Parent Compass has been released by Attachment Parenting International (API). Click here to read this thought-provoking message from the API cofounders, or sign up for an API Membership to receive this bimonthly enewsletter directly to your inbox. “April is both Child Abuse Prevention Month and Cesarean Awareness Month. These two important issues are […]

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Your words can change the world: API needs your help!

March 22, 2017

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 […]

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Balance tip #1: Strive to be a Very Good Parent, not the best

March 21, 2017

“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 — […]

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What about boys and Attachment Parenting?

March 7, 2017

“As a culture, we have always had different perceptions and expectations of boys. People often fear that if boys are nurtured too much, it somehow warps their personalities and makes them too dependent and too sensitive. Conventional attitudes about boys permeate all aspects of society — parents, grandparents, teachers, and coaches — and has created…a […]

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Positive discipline: The ‘golden rule’ of parenting

February 6, 2017

“From the attachment parenting perspective, positive discipline embodies the ‘golden rule’ of parenting: In other words, treat children the way you would want to be treated if you were the child. Positive discipline is an overarching concept based on the understanding that when a child is treated respectfully within loving, age-appropriate boundaries, he will develop […]

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What does your approach to discipline teach your child about conflict resolution?

January 25, 2017
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The payoff of nurturing parenting

January 24, 2017
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Parenting with the brain in mind

January 18, 2017

Through this webinar from PBS’s This Emotional Life — featuring Daniel J. Siegel, MD, of the Mindsight Institute, moderated by Kathryn Power, M.Ed, of SAMSHA — we learn how the quality of parent-child attachment impacts your child’s: Brain development Ability to form healthy relationships Resiliency throughout life. We also learn how the incredible importance that […]

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