API Reads

The Most Interesting Things in API Reads this February

February 9, 2017

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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Weekly Reflection: Voicing your opinion goes a long way

January 30, 2017

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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API Reads Monthly Top 5 for January

January 27, 2017

“API Reads Monthly Top 5,” is a new series from the API Reads program, where Attachment Parenting International will post our top 5 quotes from a compilation of resources currently being reviewed by the team. Editor’s Note: Even though these quotes have stood out to the reviewers, the resource is still under review. Please use your […]

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Weekly Reflection: Children become ready for intimacy through you

January 17, 2017

This is the second post for our weekly series from API Reads called “Weekly Reflection,” which features a quote from one of the resources in the API Reads program. We invite you to reflect on the quote throughout the week, and we hope the quote will prove to be thought-provoking, encouraging, and inspiring. Enjoy! “When children are […]

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Weekly Reflection: “For better or for worse” is determined by you for your child

January 9, 2017

This is the first post for a new weekly series from API Reads called “Weekly Reflection,” which will feature a quote from one of the resources in the API Reads program. We invite you to reflect on the quote throughout the week, and we hope the quote will prove to be thought-provoking, encouraging, and inspiring. […]

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Creating secure attachments through parental leave

October 5, 2015

By Barbara Nicholson, cofounder of Attachment Parenting International (API) and coauthor of Attached at the Heart with Lysa Parker Editor’s note: This post was originally published through Parent Compass, an occasional message from API’s cofounders looking in-depth on how Attachment Parenting (AP) intersects with wider society. In celebration of AP Month this October, the latest […]

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API Reads: Chapter 1 of Simplicity Parenting – Finishing up

September 24, 2015
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In Chapter 1 of Simplicity Parenting, part of what author Kim John Payne does is give short glimpses into the world of a few children that would be labeled with psychiatric disorders. He points out that we all have quirks and this includes children as well. These quirks become more pronounced under stressful circumstances. So […]

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API Reads: Simplicity Parenting – Chapter 1

September 22, 2015

So far in Chapter 1 of Simplicity Parenting I have read how we as a society are encroaching on taking away the innocence of childhood. We do this by giving them an unfiltered world. We then bring these stresses to our families as we go about our every day lives. Two passages that stood out to […]

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