This is how my son started to enjoy reading

May 12, 2017
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Editor’s note: May is Get Caught Reading Month. Founded in 1999, this campaign was launched to remind people about the joys and fun of reading. Reading can be informative for parents as they navigate through the challenges of parenting and the various stages of their child’s development. Reading can also serve as a supportive way […]

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Why it matters how we are born

May 8, 2017
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“The beginning of life is a very normal and natural, yet specific, event.” ~ Bettina Breunig, TEDx Talk Much of Western society chooses to view childbirth differences as merely a matter of personal choice. Rather, Attachment Parenting International (API) encourages us to recognize this important beginning in both our child’s life and our relationship with our […]

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AP Month Photo Contest 2017

May 7, 2017
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We’ve got a big idea for AP Month this year, but it depends on a collaboration with you – and all AP families! Let’s build a photographic image-base demonstrating our strength for Word Power  – and share it with the world! The AP Month theme this year is “Word Power: Communicating for Connection” because we’re working toward changing the tone and […]

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Smartphones and parenting

May 2, 2017
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Editor’s note: This week, May 1-7, is Screen-Free Week — an annual observance founded by the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood. Plan to unplug from digital entertainment this week and instead connect with your family. Need more inspiration? This post was originally published by Attachment Parenting International in 2015, and it is as thought-provoking today as ever: Instinct […]

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Core beliefs and parenting

April 30, 2017
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Editor’s note: Today, April 30, is SpankOut Day — an annual observance founded by the Center for Effective Discipline, working to eliminate physical punishment of children and to promote nonviolent discipline. This can be a different change in perspective for parents accustomed to spanking their children. It can be tempting to shift from hitting to […]

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It is a gift to receive one another

April 25, 2017
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Get outside and get into nature

April 21, 2017
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Tomorrow, April 22, we celebrate Earth Day. As you renew your commitment to care for our planet, keep in mind that the absolutely greatest contribution we can make toward Earth’s stewardship is to raise children who care. Children raised in a caring family environments have greater capacity for empathy not only toward themselves and others […]

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What is positive discipline?

April 18, 2017
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Learn more about Attached at the Heart, coauthored by the cofounders of Attachment Parenting International

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