Rita Brhel

Families of 4th graders: An opportunity to get in a national park for free

September 23, 2016

As a birthday present, I took my 5-year-old son for a one-on-one date to the museum today. I surprised him with a 3D viewing of a film on the smallest creatures in the ocean. We were the only people in the giant-screen theater, surrounded by amazing views of sea snails and clams and zooplankton. The […]

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Parenting for peace

September 21, 2016

“But peace is about much more than putting weapons aside. It is about building a global society in which people live free from poverty and share the benefits of prosperity. It is about growing together and supporting each other as a universal family.” ~ Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General There seems to be barely a day […]

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Staying centered despite your child’s public meltdown

September 2, 2016

You can tell a lot about a person by their shopping cart — and also how they deal with their toddler’s tantrum in the middle of the store. Clean-up needed in Aisle 9 — 3 year old having a meltdown after being in the store for 2 hours while Mom is looking for gravy packets. […]

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A Post We Love! I breastfed my preschooler for (somewhat) selfish reasons

August 23, 2016

Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) is so grateful to the parents who share their experiences on this blog. Many of our writers have their own personal blogs where they share more about their unique brand of Attachment Parenting. We want to take the opportunity to highlight blog posts beyond API that capture the essence […]

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Editor’s pick: Was this Olympic swimmer raised with Attachment Parenting?

August 17, 2016

An American competitive swimmer, 31-year-old Michael Phelps is the most decorated Olympian of all time, having won 28 medals, most of them golds. I believe he was raised with Attachment Parenting — and this parenting approach helped get him to the podium. As we know, Attachment Parenting (AP) is a continuum of parenting behaviors centered […]

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WBW 2016: A look ahead…to October

August 8, 2016

World Breastfeeding Week: I’m a huge proponent of breastfeeding, but my favorite word in that phrase is “world.” This observance brings the world together each year through a theme that is timely for all, from the wealthiest to the least developed nations. We are all in this together…promoting and protecting this sometimes-underestimated key to sustainable […]

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WBW 2016: Historical trauma, breastfeeding, and healing with Camie Jae Goldhammer

August 3, 2016

Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International hopes you enjoy this throwback Thursday post, originally published August 7, 2015. It remains a great example of breastfeeding as part of sustainable development, the theme of World Breastfeeding Week this year: It is often noted that part of what makes breastfeeding so challenging at times is that in our […]

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Reading between the lines, Part 3: Trusted Resources

July 20, 2016

Editor’s note: There are continually media reports coming out about parenting approaches, including Attachment Parenting. Some are affirming. Others are worrying. It’s important that we know how to read between the lines on media reports regarding Attachment Parenting so that we can make informed decisions. That’s why Attachment Parenting International compiled this sampling of trusted […]

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