Editor’s pick: The 4 parenting styles — and where Attachment Parenting fits in

February 9, 2016
Share Button

This week’s pick is an infographic from Mom Junction. Sometimes parents will refer to Attachment Parenting as a parenting “style.” To be accurate, though, Attachment Parenting International refers to Attachment Parenting as a parenting approach. You may be wondering what the difference is. It comes down to the scientific definition. Researchers identify 4 parenting styles […]

Share Button
Read the full article →

Stay patient while teaching toddlers how to handle strong emotions

February 8, 2016
Share Button

Over the past few months, my 3-year-old son has been going through a phase of hitting his brother and sister when he’s angry. I’ve been working a lot with him, telling him that his angry feelings are okay but that hitting isn’t, and trying to find better ways for him to express that anger. But […]

Share Button
Read the full article →

Editor’s pick: To promote breastfeeding is to promote Attachment Parenting

February 2, 2016
Share Button

This week’s article is a new breastfeeding report published Jan. 28 in The Lancet. This medical journal feature has already received a lot of attention in the media, and rightfully so. According to the report, universal breastfeeding has the potential to save the lives of 823,000 children and 20,000 mothers each year through fewer infections, […]

Share Button
Read the full article →

Being present for another

January 28, 2016
Share Button

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Oct. 26, 2008, and it continues to inspire parents to give presence to their children. I find the whole concept of “being present” for another person so relevant to our world. How many of us have not really been given sufficient presence by our parents while we […]

Share Button
Read the full article →

Editor’s pick: The heart of Baby Courts is attachment

January 21, 2016
Share Button

Beginning this week, Attachment Parenting International (API) will be publishing weekly Editor’s Pick posts — through which we’ll be highlighting an article or blog post that takes a look at attachment science as it increasingly becomes commonplace in our society. This week’s article, “Judges Are Using Brain Science to Help Babies Caught in the Court […]

Share Button
Read the full article →

Our kids in the midst of parents’ hostile conflicts

January 19, 2016
Share Button

We often refer to kids as “sponges” due to their astonishing ability to absorb so much of the information around them. We are often amazed at their capacity to learn ever so quickly and soak up the world around them and expand from all that they see, hear and experience. I’ve seen it with my […]

Share Button
Read the full article →

My dark first weeks of motherhood

January 18, 2016
Share Button

I can hardly believe I survived all the chaos of early new motherhood. At the beginning, I didn’t think I would — at least not with my sanity intact. For nine months, I mentally prepared to share my life unconditionally with a new being. I also did my best to get ready for one of […]

Share Button
Read the full article →

Editor’s pick: Top 10 of 2015

January 15, 2016
Share Button

Last year was a big year, editorially, for Attachment Parenting International (API). There were so many amazingly supportive and educational online magazine features and blog posts! Of the hundreds of articles published by API last year, here is the content that makes it into the top 10 of 2015, based on consistency with API’s ethos […]

Share Button
Read the full article →