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What are API’s Eight Principles of Parenting all about?

December 8, 2017

Learn more about API’s Eight Principles of Parenting here.

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An Open Letter to New Mamas

December 1, 2017

Dear New Mamas, With so much unsolicited parenting advice in our information era, I encourage you to raise a red flag to advice including any of the following 6 terms: ”Should” There is no “should” with babies especially regarding breastfeeding, safe cosleeping, and milestones. Ignore anyone telling you what your baby “should” or “should not” […]

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AP Month 2017 is here — Let’s celebrate “Word Power”

October 2, 2017

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me.” Regardless of this old adage, words have been used to initiate great harm across history and into our present day. As parents, we’re in a unique position to help our generation of children learn to not only “use your words” but use […]

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Habit of giving thanks

September 27, 2017
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Navigating sibling squabbles

September 20, 2017

Arguments between siblings are inevitable. The question many parents face, is how to best handle the situation? I’m sharing one recent instance that unfolded in my own house in hopes of helping some of you in search of that very answer — also to show you that it can be done in a way that […]

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Helping kids with back-to-school transitions

September 12, 2017

Going back to school after the summer can be a difficult transition for kids. It can be especially hard for a child who’s entering a full-day kindergarten after being in a part-time preschool program the year before. The first few weeks of school may be especially trying, as it is a new routine and children […]

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