Principles

Kids speak out: I admire my dad because…

June 18, 2017

Editor’s note: The essence of Attachment Parenting is about forming and nurturing strong connections between parents and their children. This Father’s Day,  Attachment Parenting International (API) is celebrating fathers with the theme, “Dads are special.” Dads, we recognize and appreciate the importance of your involvement in your children’s lives — when our children flourish, our society thrives. […]

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The difference a father can make

June 12, 2017
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Connection after breastfeeding

June 9, 2017

My 3-year-old daughter recently found our old nursing pillow in the closet. It had been about a year since we finished nursing, so I was surprised when she said, “Remember I used to lay on this?” She didn’t remember actually nursing, though, and when I told her that’s how I used to feed her, she […]

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Of all I’ve accomplished in my life…

June 6, 2017
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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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