AP with Teens

Love works for everybody

November 17, 2014

When I see the debate among people about parenting and the different tools and methods, the way most arguments seem to finish is “…but whatever works for the family.” I’ve been thinking about this, and it just doesn’t make sense. Spanking works for nobody, no matter how you slice it. It’s just a quick fix […]

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Teens don’t rebel against parents

October 3, 2014

“I am now convinced that adolescents do not rebel against parents. They only rebel against certain destructive methods of discipline almost universally employed by parents. Turmoil and dissension in families can be the exception, not the rule, when parents learn to substitute a new method of resolving conflicts.” ~ Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon […]

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Editor’s Pick: Renee Jain on “Anxious Children”

September 10, 2014

“One in eight children suffer from anxiety. Many kids miss school, social activities and a good night’s rest just from the worried thoughts in their head. Many parents suffer from frustration and a feeling of helplessness when they witness their child in this state day in, day out.” ~ Renee Jain, “9 Things Every Parent […]

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Hold on to Your Kids

August 26, 2014

By Lysa Parker, cofounder of Attachment Parenting International and coauthor of Attached at the Heart For me, Attachment Parenting (AP) has been like a life preserver in a cultural sea that is constantly in turbulence and posing many dangers. While AP provides us with tools for holding on to your kids, once they enter the […]

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The Importance of Volunteering

October 22, 2012

We have a familiar face guest blogging for us today – former Managing Editor of the blog of Attachment Parenting International, Melissa Hincha-Ownby! She talks about what volunteering has meant for her family and how volunteering can benefit yours.  The Importance of Volunteering by Melissa Hincha-Ownby The parenting journey starts with giving birth, breastfeeding and […]

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Bonding With Children at Every Age – Guest Post by Susan Stiffelman

October 19, 2012

Once past the early years, many parents come to API for information on how to continue raising children with attachment in mind. Today’s special guest blogger, Susan Stiffelman, explains how Attachment Parenting principles apply to the next phases of a child’s life.   Bonding with Children at Every Age by MFT Susan Stiffelman Most of […]

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Teens and Sex

March 7, 2011

You cannot understand sexuality without first understanding the attachment dynamic, psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld explains. The pursuit of proximity is one of the primary emotions that drive our behavior. The main way that the immature seek proximity and closeness is through the senses – being physically close: the most primitive way of attaching. Israeli parenting […]

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The fluidity of sleeping arrangements

January 24, 2011

When my kids were younger, there wasn’t much question about sleeping arrangements: the babies slept with us. As they got a bit older, they moved onto a smaller bed I built where the mattress was exactly the same height as our big bed (we called it the “sidecar”) and then even older, maybe two or […]

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