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Helping kids with back-to-school transitions

September 12, 2017

Going back to school after the summer can be a difficult transition for kids. It can be especially hard for a child who’s entering a full-day kindergarten after being in a part-time preschool program the year before. The first few weeks of school may be especially trying, as it is a new routine and children […]

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Try reframing

August 29, 2017
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Connection after breastfeeding

June 9, 2017

My 3-year-old daughter recently found our old nursing pillow in the closet. It had been about a year since we finished nursing, so I was surprised when she said, “Remember I used to lay on this?” She didn’t remember actually nursing, though, and when I told her that’s how I used to feed her, she […]

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Healthy infant sleep, Part 4: The sticking point for parents

May 24, 2017

Editor’s note: In observance of Get Better Sleep Month this May, Attachment Parenting International (API) brings you a 4-part series on normal, healthy infant sleep. Here is part 4: Often in our culture, it is true that parents find themselves in the very difficult place of making sleep-deprived family sleep choices without support. It is also […]

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Healthy infant sleep, Part 3: Combining adult structure with infant sleep needs

May 24, 2017

Editor’s note: In observance of Get Better Sleep Month this May, Attachment Parenting International brings you a 4-part series on normal, healthy infant sleep. Here is part 3: Adult structure helps by recognizing and providing the time, space, and conditions for an infant to sleep and rest, but doing any more would be akin to […]

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Healthy infant sleep, Part 2: The dependence of healthy infant sleep patterns

May 23, 2017

Editor’s note: In observance of Get Better Sleep Month this May, Attachment Parenting International brings you a 4-part series on normal, healthy infant sleep. Here is part 2: If we take a holistic view of the sleep question, we have to ask how successful and beneficial it is when we discover the “normal” situation of […]

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