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Wishing you a joyous holiday

December 24, 2016
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10 tips for nurturing attachment during the holidays

December 22, 2016

The holidays are an exciting time for children. The gifts, the lights, the decorations, the food, the family gathering — the list goes on and on. But in the hustle and bustle, it’s easy to lose sight of the values we want to pass down to our children, such as strengthening and maintaining a strong […]

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What is positive discipline, and why is it important?

December 14, 2016

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 in the understanding that when a child is treated respectfully within loving, age-appropriate boundaries, he will […]

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Attached Family: Parenting without shame

December 5, 2016

Attachment Parenting International (API) is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of Attached Family: “Parenting Without Shame.” In this issue of Attached Family, API examines shame versus guilt and how shame contributes to emotional trauma. API looks at the intersection of parenting and shame, keeping in mind that shame is a normal […]

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Living a life of gratitude, a ‘walking meditation’

November 30, 2016

I’m trying to learn not to take anything for granted by feeling grateful for the little things of life, by living and appreciating each moment. It’s not easy to do and it takes a diligent and conscious daily effort — similar to meditation. In mediation, our minds tend to wander. We could call it “monkey […]

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10 favorite photos from API’s Community of Peace

November 28, 2016

API received amazing contributions to this year’s Attachment Parenting Month Photo Event. Every photo included in this community of peace — in honor of this year’s AP Month theme: “Nurturing Peace: Parenting for World Harmony” — communicated how parents around the world strive to raise their children with peace and harmony. Just for fun, API […]

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A Picture of Love

November 18, 2016

From API’s Community of Peace

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My Sunshine

November 17, 2016

From API’s Community of Peace

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