Parent Support

Weaning Early

January 4, 2013

I didn’t think much about parenting before I became a mom, but when it came to breastfeeding, there was never a question in my mind that we would nurse. From the moment she latched on, I knew we would be doing this for a long, long time. And so, on the week of her first […]

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A Tribute to My Father

December 17, 2012

My father was a mystery to me.  He had issues of his own that I really never understood until after his death in 2003 when I had the wisdom to see him as a person separate from his role as father.  He grew up during the Great Depression — born October 5, 1929 –  his […]

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Are You Afraid to Admit the Challenges You Face As a Parent?

December 10, 2012

I often look into the eyes of my friends, or strangers in Target with toddlers and babies in their carts and ask, “How’s it going? Most of the time I get the big smile and the cheerful voice telling me, “Great!” I stare a little deeper and I ask again in case I might be […]

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The Bili Baby

November 27, 2012

“Pack up the bili baby. He’s going across town,” barked the charge nurse to my newborn baby’s nurse. I raised my eyebrows at her a little. “Oh, I’m sorry. Are you the mom? I thought you were one of the students. That top totally hides your postpartum belly…” She continued trying to flatter me. But […]

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What About Bob?

November 20, 2012

I don’t know how Bob got the name.  Something about Bob wanting to break up with Ben, my son. I said it in jest and it just took. During the times I didn’t want to breastfeed, somewhere between a meltdown and bad day, I would say to myself or maybe even out loud, “Ben — Bob wants to break-up […]

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Velcro or Teflon?

November 19, 2012

The following is a guest post by our own Camille North, API Links Editor. API Links is a monthly e-newsletter to help keep parents, professionals, and others abreast of the latest news and research in Attachment Parenting and updates of API programs. Anyone can receive API Links! Click here to subscribe.   Velcro or Teflon? by Camille North […]

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Four Principles To Use In Raising Children and Creating Peace In Your Family

November 13, 2012

Love. Patience. Presence. Respect. Our role as Parent is constant…ever-changing and ever-growing. We each have different parenting styles and we each face challenges differently as well. As an attachment parent, four of my fundamental principles are Love, Patience, Presence and Respect. There are many others but these four will sum up an important message I’d […]

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Parent Support Support

October 31, 2012

API, along with its partners, Ask Dr. Sears, Attachment Parenting Canada, Lamaze International, Pathways Connect, Infant Massage USA, Holistic Moms Network, Mothering Magazine, Families for Conscious Living, and Family and Home Network, is pleased to bring the theme of “Relax, Relate, Rejuvenate: Renewed with Parenting Support” to AP Month 2012 and we hope you have been enjoying the blog posts, daily calendar tips, research on the topic of support, local […]

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