Use Nurturing Touch Blog Carnival Deadline is This Friday

The fourth installment of the 2010 Attachment Parenting International Principles of Parenting Blog Carnivals is quickly approaching. This month’s blog carnival will focus on API’s 4th Principle of Parenting – Use Nurturing Touch – and the submission deadline is this Friday, May 14, 2010. Here is an excerpt from API’s 4th Principle of Parenting: Touch meets a baby’s needs for physical contact, affection, security, stimulation, and movement. Skin-to-skin contact is especially effective, such as during Read More …

Respond With Sensitivity Blog Carnival – 2010

Welcome to this month’s edition of the 2010 Attachment Parenting International Blog Carnivals. Today’s carnival focuses on the 3rd Principle of Parenting – Respond With Sensitivity. Here’s an excerpt from the Principle: You can build the foundation of trust and empathy by understanding and responding appropriately to your infant’s needs. Babies communicate their needs in many ways including body movements, facial expressions, and crying. They learn to trust when their needs are consistently responded to Read More …

Respond With Sensitivity Blog Carnival Deadline is April 9

The deadline for the next of the 2010 monthly parenting blog carnivals is coming up quickly. If you’re interested in submitting a post on API’s 3rd Principle of Parenting, Respond With Sensitivity, the deadline is Friday, April 9. Here’s an excerpt from API’s 3rd Principle of Parenting: You can build the foundation of trust and empathy by understanding and responding appropriately to your infant’s needs. Babies communicate their needs in many ways including body movements, Read More …

Feed With Love and Respect Blog Carnival – 2010

Welcome to the second of the 2010 Attachment Parenting International Blog Carnivals. Today’s carnival focuses on the 1st Principle of Parenting – Feed With Love and Respect. Here is an excerpt from the 1st Principle: Feeding a child involves more than providing nutrients; it is an act of love. Whether providing for the very intense hunger needs of a newborn, or serving meals at the family dinner table, parents can use feeding time as an Read More …

Feed With Love and Respect Blog Carnival Deadline is Friday

The second of the 2010 Attachment Parenting International Principles of Parenting Blog Carnivals is quickly approaching. This month’s blog carnival will focus on API’s 2nd Principle of Parenting – Feed With Love and Respect – and the submission deadline is this Friday, March 12, 2010. Here is an excerpt from API’s 2nd Principle of Parenting: Feeding a child involves more than providing nutrients; it is an act of love. Whether providing for the very intense Read More …

Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting Blog Carnival – 2010

Welcome to the first of the 2010 Attachment Parenting International Blog Carnivals. Today’s carnival focuses on the 1st Principle of Parenting – Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting. Here is an excerpt from the 1st Principle: The remarkable journey of new life is a positive, transformative experience. Pregnancy offers expectant parents an opportunity to prepare physically, mentally, and emotionally for parenthood. Making informed decisions about childbirth, newborn care, and parenting practices is a critical investment Read More …

Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting Blog Carnival

Attention attachment parenting bloggers. The first of the 2010 Attachment Parenting International Principles of Parenting blog carnivals will be posted on February 19, just two weeks away. The February carnival will focus on API’s first Principle of Parenting, Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting. Although the submission deadline for this carnival is still a week away, February 12, I’ve already received a few entries. If you are interested in submitting a post for the carnival, Read More …