The sweetness of Attachment Parenting

Have you ever tried to explain to someone what attachment parenting is? Parenting is very personal, and it’s not so easy to describe any approach to raising children given the amount of emotional baggage, future hopes, joys, and trials there are wrapped up in that one word, “parenting.” But as I was contemplating today about how much Attachment Parenting International and attachment parenting means to me and my family, how it literally changed the very Read More …

AP Research: Nurturing touch changes DNA, Spanking doesn’t work, and more

It’s exciting to see how much research is constantly being churned out that shows just how beneficial Attachment Parenting is to healthy infant and child development! Check out these recent studies that support API’s Eight Principles of Parenting: Knowing how our eating habits while pregnant may affect the health of our child is Preparing for Parenting  Waiting to introduce solid foods until at least 6 months is Feeding with Love & Respect Responding with Sensitivity Read More …

What are API’s Eight Principles of Parenting all about?

Learn more about API’s Eight Principles of Parenting here.

AP Month 2017 is here — Let’s celebrate “Word Power”

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Regardless of this old adage, words have been used to initiate great harm across history and into our present day. As parents, we’re in a unique position to help our generation of children learn to not only “use your words” but use words designed to harness the power of deep connection, understanding, healing, and good. This month, October 1-31, Attachment Parenting International‘s Read More …

Navigating sibling squabbles

Arguments between siblings are inevitable. The question many parents face, is how to best handle the situation? I’m sharing one recent instance that unfolded in my own house in hopes of helping some of you in search of that very answer — also to show you that it can be done in a way that respects both parties and sets a foundation for growth in all involved: Last night, we had our most violent sibling-on-sibling Read More …

Helping kids with back-to-school transitions

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 are getting used to a new environment and new set of rules, but parents can help ease the transition into Read More …