Daily Tip: Share your heart

October 30, 2015
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A baby who shares games with caregivers will share their hearts with others.   John Bowlby, the father of Attachment Theory, whose ground-breaking research set the foundation for Attachment Parenting, playing with his son, (Sir) Richard Bowlby (Bt), who now serves on Attachment Parenting International‘s Advisory Board and lectures worldwide about his father’s work Send […]

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Daily Tip: What are your basic needs?

October 29, 2015
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Of course, every human community is not perfect. But when you provide young children with their basic needs, they are less aggressive and self-centered.   API Leader Candice Garrison and family Send us a photo of how you are celebrating this year’s AP Month theme: “Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society.” Read here for complete […]

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Daily Tip: Presence matters most in early childhood

October 28, 2015
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The effect of non-parental childcare is insignificant compared to the influence that parental presence has on early child development. And the effect of parental presence is more noticeable on early child development than in later years. The more presence by a parent, especially by the mother, in early childhood — the greater the influence on […]

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Daily Tip: Parental presence increases the child’s self-esteem

October 27, 2015
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The importance of self-confidence cannot be understated. Self-esteem is widely considered to be one of the most, if not the single most, important characteristic of an individual’s well-being. Maximum parental presence in a baby’s first year of life is especially beneficial to social-emotional skill development that leads to a healthy self-esteem. API Leader Megan Bell […]

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Simplicity Parenting: Environment and Rhythm (Ch 3&4)

October 27, 2015
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Environment and rhythm are the foundations of simplification I feel after reading these two chapters. Without a simplified environment you cannot feel at peace or that “home sweet home” feeling in your heart and home. Without rhythm you cannot seem to ground yourself for the day. Our children feel this as well. There are numerous […]

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Going back to work, but not the way I expected

October 26, 2015
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Editor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) recognizes the amazing creativity of parents to balance their children’s attachment needs with their financial needs and/or career in order to provide consistent, loving care especially in the first few months postpartum but also throughout the early childhood years when parental presence is most critical to establishing a secure […]

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Daily Tip: Family is everything

October 25, 2015
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“Family is not an important thing; it’s everything.” ~ Michael J. Fox   Sara Kuc and family Send us a photo of how you are celebrating this year’s AP Month theme: “Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society.” Read here for complete guidelines. Attachment Parenting International thanks Lamaze International, DONA, Dr. Peter Haiman, Linda Folden Palmer, […]

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Daily Tip: Respect is important, no matter the age

October 23, 2015
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A baby who is cuddled and tickled respectfully will enjoy and respectfully play with others.   Submitted by Debbie Vinall Send us a photo of how you are celebrating this year’s AP Month theme: “Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society.” Read here for complete guidelines. Attachment Parenting International thanks Lamaze International, DONA, Dr. Peter Haiman, […]

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