AP Month 2015

Going back to work, but not the way I expected

October 26, 2015

Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) recognizes the amazing creativity of parents to balance their children’s attachment needs with their financial needs and/or career in order to provide consistent, loving care especially in the first few months postpartum but also throughout the early childhood years when parental presence is most critical to establishing a secure […]

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Daily Tip: Family is everything

October 25, 2015

“Family is not an important thing; it’s everything.” ~ Michael J. Fox   Sara Kuc and family 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. Peter Haiman, Linda Folden Palmer, […]

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Daily Tip: Respect is important, no matter the age

October 23, 2015

A baby who is cuddled and tickled respectfully will enjoy and respectfully play with others.   Submitted by Debbie Vinall 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. Peter Haiman, […]

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Daily Tip: What experiences are you sharing?

October 20, 2015

Babies lock their experiences into procedural memory vaults that will be inaccessible, but apparent in later behavior and attitudes.   Jim Parker, husband of cofounder Lysa Parker, and their grand-daughter 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. […]

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Daily Tip: Presence brings about independence

October 17, 2015

“If you do that every time he cries, he’ll never learn to be independent,” she said over her shoulder. I wish I would run into her again so I could show her my independent, friendly, confident little boy and tell her, “See this? It’s because I’ve always been there for him.” Read the full story […]

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Daily Tip: What deposits are you making?

October 16, 2015

“Each day of our lives, we make deposits in the memory banks of our children.” ~ Charles R. Swindoll   Submitted by Kristen Brundige 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, […]

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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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Parental presence isn’t a privilege — it’s a necessity

October 12, 2015

On occasion, we see a post circulating the Web about the cash-value of stay-at-home parents if they were paid the going rate for their hours “on the clock” and for the multiple, often-simultaneous roles they play, from “facilities manager” and “counselor” to “janitor” and “teacher.” According to one such post at Salary.com, the average stay-at-home […]

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