Melissa

API Response to the Milwaukee Anti-Bedsharing Campaign

November 21, 2011

API’s response to the Milwaukee Anti-Bedsharing Campaign and the report aired today on NBC’s The Today Show and on ABC news: Our hearts are broken at the loss of precious lives in Wisconsin. API is moved by and shares this passion to definitively halt similar ongoing sleep-related tragedies. We also agree and support information that […]

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API Speaks – Changes on the Horizon

November 14, 2011

I’m writing to you today to share with you the news about some big changes on the horizon at API Speaks.  I am returning to school in January to complete my Master’s degree and will be stepping down as the Managing Editor of API’s blog.  The blog will still be live and the contributing editors […]

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A Family at Play

October 31, 2011

We’ve spent a lot of time this year preparing for play this AP Month: thinking about play, the value, the importance, the research, what to play, modeling play, challenges to play, who has something to share about play, and working to bring all of that to you as we celebrate family and attachment parenting. So […]

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Attachment Parenting Month 2011 Blog Carnival

October 24, 2011

The theme for Attachment Parenting Month 2011, Families at Play, inspired many of you to share your thoughts about what play means for you and your family. Check out these posts submitted to the AP Month 2011 Blog Carnival to see how important play is to other families. I Will Not Have My Child to […]

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API Live! July 25 – Playful Parenting: More Than Fun! with Dr. Larry Cohen

July 19, 2011

Join the API Live July 25 Teleseminar Featuring “Playful Parenting: More Than Fun” with special guest Dr. Larry Cohen. Register now to attend live or receive the mp3 recording. Submit your questions in advance to apilive@attachmentparenting.org. Sponsored in part by the Million Minute Family Challenge. Register now for this API Live! teleseminar event and hear […]

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Naomi Aldort on Taming the Tiger Mother

March 28, 2011

Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, discussed parental control in her post, Taming the Tiger Mother, for Life Learning Magazine. Here is an excerpt from the piece, which appeared in the Ask Naomi column: Q: I have read a great deal about Amy Chua, author of Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother […]

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A Look at Extreme Parenting

February 14, 2011

If you haven’t bothered to read any parenting-related news sites or blogs the past few weeks then the ‘Tiger Mother’ controversy will be news to you. Although author Amy Chua caused a lot of uproar with her Wall Street Journal essay about the superiority of Chinese mothers, the controversy caused others to look beyond Chua’s […]

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I’m Spreading My Germs

February 7, 2011

It has been an interesting and germ-filled week in my house. My daughter started running a fever last Sunday night and by Wednesday she was feeling miserable. She kept coughing on me and I reminded her that she should cover her mouth when she coughs. The following is a quick recap of the conversation we […]

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