Kelly Johnson

Daily Tip: What seeds are you planting?

October 13, 2015

Research in human development clearly shows that the seeds of empathy, caring and compassion are present from early in life, but that to become caring, ethical people, children need adults to help them at every stage of childhood to nurture these seeds into full development. From Harvard University’s Making Caring Common Project   API Leader […]

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Daily Tip: You aren’t spoiling your child

October 10, 2015

Advice to parents: Show your kids affectionate attention. Cuddle with them as much as you can. You may be doing more good than you realize. Ignore those who say you are spoiling your child.  Think about the benefits you are providing. API Leader Kelly Bartlett Send us a photo of how you are celebrating this […]

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Daily Tip: Integrity of the home

October 9, 2015

“The strength of a nation derives from the integrity of the home.” ~ Confucius What can you do to support the integrity of the home? API Leader Thiago Queiroz Send us a photo of how you are celebrating this year’s AP Month theme: “Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society.” Read here for complete guidelines. Attachment […]

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Daily Tip: Importance of maternal availability

October 7, 2015

“Maternal availability is particularly important within the first 2 years of life,” said the late child development psychologist John Bowlby, who was widely recognized for his ground-breaking work in attachment theory. “Even [experiences of separation] as brief as a few hours in duration can result in distress.” From The Source Weekly‘s Whatever, Mom blog   […]

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Daily Tip: How can you build confidence and trust?

October 6, 2015

A supported, kept-calm baby will develop a sense of confidence and trust toward others. What are you doing to help build trust?  What tips do you have for others who may be struggling? API Leader Alexis Schrader Send us a photo of how you are celebrating this year’s AP Month theme: “Parental Presence: Birthing Families, […]

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Daily Tip: Why do we need touch?

October 4, 2015

Touch meets a baby’s needs for physical contact, affection, security, stimulation and movement. Skin-to-skin contact is especially effective, such as during breastfeeding, bathing or massage. Carrying or babywearing also meets this need while on the go. Hugs, snuggling, back rubs, massage and physical play help meet this need in older children. Learn more through Attachment […]

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Daily Tip: What sustains you?

October 3, 2015

“I sustain myself with the love of family.” ~ Maya Angelou What sustains you through those trying times? API Leader Kelly Shealer Send us a photo of how you are celebrating this year’s AP Month theme: “Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society.” Read here for complete guidelines. Attachment Parenting International thanks Lamaze International, DONA, Dr. […]

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Daily Tip: Are you centered?

October 2, 2015

In order to be tender and loving, even after unexpected events, parents may need to practice centering and balancing themselves so they can be positively emotionally present to provide for the baby’s needs. API Leader Patricia Mackie Send us a photo of how you are celebrating this year’s AP Month theme: “Parental Presence: Birthing Families, […]

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