General Interest

Some winning tips to connect and reconnect with children – at the holidays and all of the time

December 21, 2018

Making time to share time and interests with your child refills the love-tank and lets you bounce back after struggles.  Small moments in every day, every week, keep us connected. Small moments mean the connections do not have to be complicated to be powerful; they can be something like: Stop and make eye contact over […]

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Celebrating and Navigating the Holidays

December 20, 2018

This Attachment Parenting International post was compiled from some APtly Said contributions that help AP parents navigate holiday challenges in the midst of celebrations: co-sleeping while traveling, maintaining balance with so much going on, nurturing a new baby, and much more. Enjoy this helpful series and your holidays–and search APtly Said and for even more […]

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Love Collective—Sharing experience and making parenting sweeter

October 24, 2018

Modern parenting is both dramatically different from just 10 years ago – and surprisingly unchanged over eons. What constitutes our “local” community has been slowly changing as the internet and other technologies have allowed us to become individual nomads. We regularly transplant ourselves outside of traditional, geographically convenient support networks. Online parenting resources help us […]

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Naming Changes and Changing Names this AP Month 2018!

October 6, 2018

API is a hub of information and a community of support to advance Attachment Parenting practices–a collective advocating compassion. After nearly 25 years, API is expanding how it operates so that it can provide support and information to even more families. We will be sharing updates all month long and we invite you to join […]

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Welcome to AP Month 2018

October 1, 2018

Welcome to AP Month 2018! This AP Month 2018 “Love Collective” theme reflects the possibilities we envision for Attachment Parenting in our society. Working as a collective–where we have a shared passion that we join together to address–is fitting for both AP Month 2018 and the new API we are excited to present. This month we […]

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“What Are You Thinking?”

May 7, 2018
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Reading Time: 2.5 minutes “You are not a good mother. You are not doing a good job. You are messing her up.” These are words I hear too often. No, not from others, but from myself. These words are my thoughts, or my negative self-talk. We all have self-talk. The lucky among us experience a […]

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The Attached Parent

April 10, 2018
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The sweetness of Attachment Parenting

January 11, 2018

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 […]

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