Connection

September 11, 2014
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published August 19, 2008, but it continues to serve as a reminder that there are many ways to connect with our pre-verbal babies, such as sign language. As my son nears 1 1/2 years old, our interactions get more complicated. His needs increase, his desires vary and his need […]

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Editor’s Pick: Renee Jain on “Anxious Children”

September 10, 2014
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“One in eight children suffer from anxiety. Many kids miss school, social activities and a good night’s rest just from the worried thoughts in their head. Many parents suffer from frustration and a feeling of helplessness when they witness their child in this state day in, day out.” ~ Renee Jain, “9 Things Every Parent […]

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Using NVC in the Family

September 9, 2014
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By Barbara Nicholson, cofounder of Attachment Parenting International (API) and coauthor of Attached at the Heart Over the last several years, I have been reading Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s classic book, Nonviolent Communication, and sharing some of his pearls of wisdom with my adult sons. Oh, how I wish I had this book when they were […]

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Holding Space for Letdown

September 8, 2014
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“All I want for my birthday is to go away with Daddy.” It was months before my daughter’s sixth birthday. Although she had been on many vacations, she never traveled with her dad. My happiness at his agreement to take her away shifted into heartbreak when he decided to plan a trip without her. My only solace in his decision was […]

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API-Inspired Leadership: An interview with Kelly Shealer

September 5, 2014
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In celebration of Attachment Parenting International’s 20th Anniversary, the four-part “API-Inspired Leadership” series honors the unique paths that inspired parents to pursue API Leadership. Read the first and second part of the series, recognizing Lauren Osborne of Alabama, USA, and Candice Garrison of Tennessee, USA. Following is the third part of the series: There are […]

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It Takes a Village

September 4, 2014
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published April 20, 2008, but its immortal message continues to ring true today, more so than ever in this ever-increasing Internet Age. We’ve all heard the saying, “It takes a village to raise a child,” and it is still true, even in these modern days of computers, mobile phones, […]

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Editor’s Pick: Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson on “Helping Kids Lose”

September 3, 2014
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“It’s not competition that’s the problem, it’s comparison. The truth is, only one child can be the best at any one thing. Everyone else is not. That’s an awful lot of losers, if children are raised to believe that winning is the only important thing. If children spend their time comparing themselves to others and […]

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Learning to Live in the Moment

September 2, 2014
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Becoming a mother has taught me the real meaning of “living in the moment.” Before I became pregnant with our daughter Zara, I really thought living in the moment meant squeezing every possible drop of productivity out of my day. It meant getting up before dawn to commute 12 miles by bicycle to work where […]

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