Editor’s pick: Top 10 of 2016

2016 has been a fulfilling year for Attachment Parenting International (API). Although the very best parent support is found in local API Support Groups, our evidence-informed magazine articles, blog posts, teleseminars, ebooks, and other resources also provide regular pulses of support to millions of families worldwide seeking information on raising their children with strong attachments. Of all the posts published by API this year, here are the top 10 of 2016: “Reading between the lines, Read More …

Attachment matters

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 now available with your donation of $25 or more to API. Learn more about secure and insecure attachment, read touching Read More …

10 tips on gratitude

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 our individual lives and our parenting. Gratitude is one of the most-written-about features of Attachment Parenting. Here are 10 tips Read More …

Have guilt? Find your parenting anchor point

Guilt seems to be inherent in parenting. It doesn’t really matter how you parent, it’s so tempting to compare ourselves to others and how they are relating to and raising up their children. As a working mother in a conservative area, I feel this tug of parenting guilt from time to time. A common scenario in the small, farming community where my family lives is for a mother to stay at home with her children Read More …

Cultivating a peaceful family: 5 effective ways to tend to one’s inner harmony

There’s that saying you’ve probably heard — “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” I first saw it, framed, in the kitchen of my high school friend and it made me slightly afraid of her mom. It seemed like it had been hung there as a warning. But parents, let’s be honest: We wake up a little sleep deprived from a late-night session catching up on a project, and the tension during breakfast is going Read More …

Nurturing children for a compassionate world

Each day of our lives…