Principles

My Attachment Parenting support group made all the difference

June 2, 2017

Editor’s note: Parent support makes a world of difference — when we strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children’s need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships. Sharing our parenting experiences — the difficult, trying, joyous, and happy ones — with other like-minded parents can help us feel understood […]

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Reading can deepen family connection

May 30, 2017
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Healthy infant sleep, Part 4: The sticking point for parents

May 24, 2017

Editor’s note: In observance of Get Better Sleep Month this May, Attachment Parenting International (API) brings you a 4-part series on normal, healthy infant sleep. Here is part 4: Often in our culture, it is true that parents find themselves in the very difficult place of making sleep-deprived family sleep choices without support. It is also […]

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Healthy infant sleep, Part 3: Combining adult structure with infant sleep needs

May 24, 2017

Editor’s note: In observance of Get Better Sleep Month this May, Attachment Parenting International brings you a 4-part series on normal, healthy infant sleep. Here is part 3: Adult structure helps by recognizing and providing the time, space, and conditions for an infant to sleep and rest, but doing any more would be akin to […]

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Healthy infant sleep, Part 2: The dependence of healthy infant sleep patterns

May 23, 2017

Editor’s note: In observance of Get Better Sleep Month this May, Attachment Parenting International brings you a 4-part series on normal, healthy infant sleep. Here is part 2: If we take a holistic view of the sleep question, we have to ask how successful and beneficial it is when we discover the “normal” situation of […]

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Healthy infant sleep, Part 1: Are modern sleep patterns healthier?

May 22, 2017

Editor’s note: In observance of Get Better Sleep Month this May, Attachment Parenting International brings you a 4-part series on normal, healthy infant sleep. Here is part 1: I’m awake writing this during the biologically normative and healthy stages of first and second sleep. Research has revealed that right up until the advent of electric […]

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Cuddling therapy, anyone?

May 17, 2017

Babies are born with needs for physical contact, affection, security, stimulation, and movement — urgent and intense — and yet, depend completely on others to meet them. Nurturing touch is a way to meet all of these needs at once. Mothers and fathers are encouraged to provide ample nurturing touch from birth on to promote […]

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Mothers’ thoughtful expressions: What is the best parenting advice you would offer another mom?

May 16, 2017

The experience of being a mom can be challenging, exhausting, rewarding, and inspirational. There are plenty of trained experts and professionals who lend their guidance on ways to navigate through the complex web of motherhood, but oftentimes, the most grounded support comes from those who have been down in the trenches — so to speak: everyday mothers. […]

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