The gift of opening my heart

February 13, 2017
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Never a better time to get to know your spouse on a deeper level

February 10, 2017
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The Most Interesting Things in API Reads this February

February 9, 2017
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I just finished reading the book What Children Learn from Their Parents’ Marriage by Judith P. Siegel. You’ve probably been seeing quotes from the book over the past month as I’ve been reading along. I am so glad I picked up this book to read. I personally feel it is a must-have resource for every parent. As […]

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All babies are born with these 3 emotional needs

February 8, 2017
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How an insecure childhood attachment affects a marriage…and what you can do about that

February 7, 2017
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This summer, my husband and I will celebrate 15 years together. It has been a wild, sweet, frustrating at times, unforgettable ride through the years. I thought it would’ve grown easier over time. In some ways, it has. In other ways, it hasn’t. I’m learning that is exactly how marriage is. It’s a relationship, and […]

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Positive discipline: The ‘golden rule’ of parenting

February 6, 2017
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“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 on the understanding that when a child is treated respectfully within loving, age-appropriate boundaries, he will develop […]

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6 tips for talking politics with children

February 3, 2017
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The present political discourse around our nation is undeniable as it is inescapable. We can see, hear, and feel the tension on the airwaves and social media, in the energy that surrounds us and the air we breathe. It’s transcending beyond the political realm –into the social and our everyday encounters. Regardless of one’s convictions or political […]

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Weekly Reflection: Voicing your opinion goes a long way

January 30, 2017
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This week’s API Reads Weekly Reflection focuses on the importance of parents voicing their opinions to their partner in a competent way. As you read the quote, take time to reflect on what it means to you, how you can incorporate its meaning into your family, and how it encourages you: “Children who watch both […]

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