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What’s the Big Deal with CIO?

January 7, 2011

See what’s going on in Attachment Parenting this week on The Attached Family online magazine: What’s the Big Deal with CIO? Among parents of infants these days, there is constant debate about how to respond to a baby’s cries. On one hand, there are proponents of the “cry it out” method, where the baby is […]

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What I Will Miss

December 17, 2010

I have two children. My daughter Hannah is 5 1/2, and my son Jacob is 2. While I like to believe that I’ve parented them in the same way, they are two very different little people. From their very first days, they have made their individuality clear. I have found this very freeing, as a […]

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Empowering infants as people

December 16, 2010

So many of our parenting practices, I realize, have to do with treating our baby (6.5 months this week) like a full-fledged person, with the same rights and preferences as her parents. While it may seem weird to the masses, drawing harsh lines between adults and babies doesn’t give our babies enough credit. For example, […]

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Nighttime Parenting

November 8, 2010

My son has been awake in the middle of the night often over the last few weeks: because he needed to pee, or had peed in his sleep, had a nightmare, was cold, was hungry, transitioned between sleep cycles right as I was making some sort of noise like watching TV or talking on the phone. […]

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Does My Baby Need Routine Sleep Time?

September 13, 2010

Q: I get a lot of advice that babies and children do better if they have a routine way of doing everything, especially sleep time. Personally, it is very challenging for me to enforce a sleep time on my baby. How important is it to have schedules and routines for sleep, food, or other activities? […]

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API’s Use Nurturing Touch and Safe Sleep Blog Carnival

June 18, 2010

Welcome to the latest installment of the Attachment Parenting International Principles of Parenting blog carnival. This month’s carnival will cover API’s 4th and 5th Principles of Parenting – Use Nurturing Touch and Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally. If you’re interested in participating in a future carnival, please visit the API Blog Carnival Schedule for […]

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Settling the Cosleeping Controversy with Dr. James McKenna

June 15, 2010

Register now for API’s next teleseminar – Settling the Cosleeping Controversy: Get the Facts About Cosleeping, SIDS, Bedsharing and Breastfeeding with special guest Dr. James McKenna.

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Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally Blog Carnival Deadline is Friday

June 8, 2010

The deadline for the next Attachment Parenting International Principles of Parenting Blog Carnival is this Friday, June 11. The theme for this month is Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally. Here is an excerpt from API’s 5th Principle of Parenting: Parents can help their children learn that bedtime or naptime is a peaceful time; a […]

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