API News & Events

Attached Family: Parenting without shame

December 5, 2016

Attachment Parenting International (API) is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of Attached Family: “Parenting Without Shame.” In this issue of Attached Family, API examines shame versus guilt and how shame contributes to emotional trauma. API looks at the intersection of parenting and shame, keeping in mind that shame is a normal […]

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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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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: A story of working and breastfeeding, and staying determined

August 6, 2016

Editor’s note: Yesterday, we read 5 tips for breastfeeding mothers returning to work outside the home. For this day of World Breastfeeding Week, we share another breastfeeding mother’s story of working and child-led weaning: My daughter recently weaned after 3 and 1/2 years of nursing. We did baby-led weaning, so there were no tears shed […]

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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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Thank you, La Leche League

August 3, 2016

Mary White, Edwina Hearn Froehlich, Mary Anne Cahill, Betty Wagner Spandikow, Viola Brennan Lennon, Mary Ann Kerwin, Marian Leonard Tompson — while these 7 names may not ring a bell, what they did has influenced so many lives all around the world. These 7 ladies founded La Leche League International (LLLI). It’s because of LLLI […]

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WBW 2016: What does breastfeeding have to do with sustainable development?

August 2, 2016

Sustainable development — that’s a mouthful. Breastfeeding isn’t usually what comes to mind when we think of sustainable development, but according to materials from the World Alliance for Breastfeeding Action — which coordinates World Breastfeeding Week, August 1-6 — it should: In September 2015, the world’s leaders committed to 17 goals aimed at ending poverty, […]

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