Practice Positive Discipline

What is positive discipline, and why is it important?

December 14, 2016

From the Attachment Parenting perspective, positive discipline embodies the “golden rule” of parenting — in other words, treat children the way you would want to be treated if you were the child. Positive discipline is an overarching concept based in the understanding that when a child is treated respectfully within loving, age-appropriate boundaries, he will […]

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These early years are priceless

December 12, 2016
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Is it possible to parent without shame?

December 12, 2016

“Parenting without shame” is a hot topic on search engines. Google pulled up more than 5 pages for me of links with this search term. It seems that many parents are looking for ways to raise their children without shame. But is this possible? Shame is among the myriad normal emotions felt by humans in […]

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What does it mean “to attach”?

December 9, 2016
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How we teach empathy and compassion

December 6, 2016
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Attached Family: Parenting without shame

December 5, 2016

Attachment Parenting International (API) is pleased to announce the release of the latest issue of Attached Family: “Parenting Without Shame.” In this issue of Attached Family, API examines shame versus guilt and how shame contributes to emotional trauma. API looks at the intersection of parenting and shame, keeping in mind that shame is a normal […]

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4 tips for cultivating a “yes environment”

December 2, 2016

Children hear the word “no” about 400 times a day. Being told “no” constantly doesn’t feel good and often times can be frustrating. The more children hear it, the more likely they are to have tantrums and power struggles, and feel disconnected from their parents. Creating a “yes environment” can help families to feel happier […]

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The long-range vision of Attachment Parenting

December 1, 2016
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