Leader Wisdom

How an insecure childhood attachment affects a marriage…and what you can do about that

February 7, 2017

This summer, my husband and I will celebrate 15 years together. It has been a wild, sweet, frustrating at times, unforgettable ride through the years. I thought it would’ve grown easier over time. In some ways, it has. In other ways, it hasn’t. I’m learning that is exactly how marriage is. It’s a relationship, and […]

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API Leader Wisdom: How to respond to other parents punishing their children in public?

January 20, 2017

Q: My family went to a restaurant the other night, and there was another family there with a toddler who was crying. The father roughly took the boy outside and came back a few minutes later. I assume the boy was punished in some way, as he was very upset and crying loudly that he […]

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Attachment matters

December 29, 2016

Ideally, all children would be able to experience a secure attachment with every meaningful adult in his life. Attachment Matters, the latest ebook from Attachment Parenting International (API), was written specifically to help you — the parent — share the importance of Attachment Parenting to other meaningful adults in your child’s life. Attachment Matters is […]

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Your parenting choices can change your child’s DNA

December 28, 2016

By Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson, cofounders of Attachment Parenting International (API) and coauthors of the book Attached at the Heart …We see more clearly now how our parents tried to do better for us than their parents but, like many, fell victim to the parenting advice of the day whether from religious leaders, psychologists, […]

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4 tips for cultivating a “yes environment”

December 2, 2016

Children hear the word “no” about 400 times a day. Being told “no” constantly doesn’t feel good and often times can be frustrating. The more children hear it, the more likely they are to have tantrums and power struggles, and feel disconnected from their parents. Creating a “yes environment” can help families to feel happier […]

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10 tips on gratitude

November 24, 2016

Every year, the Thanksgiving holiday gives us an opportunity to remember to give thanks for the blessings in our lives. API encourages you to make thanksgiving a daily practice. Learning to be grateful for even the most simple things in our lives can change us profoundly, creating overflowing capacity for joy and peace in both […]

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Sharing gratitude on a nightly basis

November 22, 2016

Before my children go to sleep at night, I have 3 questions that I ask them: What did you learn today? What was your favorite part of the day? What are you grateful for? These questions have become a ritual for us as we have been doing it for years. We continue to do so […]

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Nurturing children for a compassionate world

October 23, 2016
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