Stephanie Petters

API Reads Reflection: Getting better at what we care about

February 16, 2017

We all want to get better at the things we care about. Today’s reflection from API Reads is taken from a TED Talk video. This 11-minute video touches upon the topic of improvement by explaining it with the use of “learning” and “performance” zones: “We create social risks for one another, even in schools, which are […]

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The Most Interesting Things in API Reads this February

February 9, 2017

I just finished reading the book What Children Learn from Their Parents’ Marriage by Judith P. Siegel. You’ve probably been seeing quotes from the book over the past month as I’ve been reading along. I am so glad I picked up this book to read. I personally feel it is a must-have resource for every parent. As […]

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Weekly Reflection: Voicing your opinion goes a long way

January 30, 2017

This week’s API Reads Weekly Reflection focuses on the importance of parents voicing their opinions to their partner in a competent way. As you read the quote, take time to reflect on what it means to you, how you can incorporate its meaning into your family, and how it encourages you: “Children who watch both […]

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API Reads Monthly Top 5 for January

January 27, 2017

“API Reads Monthly Top 5,” is a new series from the API Reads program, where Attachment Parenting International will post our top 5 quotes from a compilation of resources currently being reviewed by the team. Editor’s Note: Even though these quotes have stood out to the reviewers, the resource is still under review. Please use your […]

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Weekly Reflection: Children become ready for intimacy through you

January 17, 2017

This is the second post for our weekly series from API Reads called “Weekly Reflection,” which features a quote from one of the resources in the API Reads program. We invite you to reflect on the quote throughout the week, and we hope the quote will prove to be thought-provoking, encouraging, and inspiring. Enjoy! “When children are […]

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Weekly Reflection: “For better or for worse” is determined by you for your child

January 9, 2017

This is the first post for a new weekly series from API Reads called “Weekly Reflection,” which will feature a quote from one of the resources in the API Reads program. We invite you to reflect on the quote throughout the week, and we hope the quote will prove to be thought-provoking, encouraging, and inspiring. […]

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Kids, Parents, Power Struggles: Ch 2

November 24, 2015

  We are on Chapter 2 of “Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles” which talks about Emotion Coaching, a very important connection tool for your child. This chapter makes you think about the long-term goal of your parenting and not being afraid of “building bad habits” and instead seeing the positive results of your connection. Something […]

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Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles – Chapter 1

November 17, 2015

Pg 12: “Emotion coaching doesn’t imply that you always say yes… it doesn’t mean you constantly negotiate… It doesn’t mean that you give him free reign on his emotions. You don’t. Emotions are never an excuse for hurtful or disrespectful behavior. It means that you will listen, trying your best to understand your child’s point […]

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