Nurturing peace — in our parenting and for our world

October 21, 2015

“Raising children with secure attachments and empathic hearts is essential to the future of mankind.” ~ GreatNonprofits Is world peace possible? When we talk about the potential for Attachment Parenting (AP) to change the world, we are referring to a ripple effect: Our children growing up to be compassionate and empathic, becoming parents who foster […]

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Kim John Payne is tonight!

October 19, 2015

Today is the day! Kim John Payne is speaking on “Simplicity Parenting” tonight at 9:00 pm EST/6:00 pm PST during a special API Live teleseminar as part of the 2015 Attachment Parenting Month: “Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society” — helping families worldwide put in practice what we know is critical for investing in early […]

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Parental presence isn’t a privilege — it’s a necessity

October 12, 2015

On occasion, we see a post circulating the Web about the cash-value of stay-at-home parents if they were paid the going rate for their hours “on the clock” and for the multiple, often-simultaneous roles they play, from “facilities manager” and “counselor” to “janitor” and “teacher.” According to one such post at, the average stay-at-home […]

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Balancing work and family takes creativity, flexibility and a village

October 9, 2015

Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) recognizes the amazing creativity of parents to balance their children’s attachment needs with their financial needs and/or career in order to provide consistent, loving care especially in the first few months postpartum but also throughout the early childhood years when parental presence is most critical to establishing a secure […]

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Creating secure attachments through parental leave

October 5, 2015

By Barbara Nicholson, cofounder of Attachment Parenting International (API) and coauthor of Attached at the Heart with Lysa Parker Editor’s note: This post was originally published through Parent Compass, an occasional message from API’s cofounders looking in-depth on how Attachment Parenting (AP) intersects with wider society. In celebration of AP Month this October, the latest […]

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October 1, 2015

Editor’s note: Welcome to Attachment Parenting (AP) Month 2015! This year, we celebrate the theme: “Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society.” Beginning this year, APtly Said is the new home of AP Month, so check the blog each day of October for inspiration through our Daily Tips and other posts centered on the theme. Want […]

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Stay involved in your child’s school life

September 28, 2015

By Michelle Calfee, an Ed.D. student at Carson Newman University I have worked in education for 15 years, and I have seen many different situations with students who go to school outside the home. There are students who go home to parents who ask how their day was and have a genuine interest in their […]

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Helping children through divorce

September 21, 2015

When a marriage breaks up, the effects on the children are the biggest cause of worry and source of guilt for parents. Children will now no longer be able to be with both parents every day.  Sometimes they will not even be in the same city. In unfriendly cases, children are like ping-pong balls, bouncing […]

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