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Daily Tip: What is the most important thing?

October 31, 2015

“Family is the most important thing in the world.” ~ Princess Diana   API Leader Kathryn Abbott, API’s Leader Connections editor 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 […]

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Daily Tip: Share your heart

October 30, 2015

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

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

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

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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Daily Tip: Family is everything

October 25, 2015

“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: What experiences are you sharing?

October 20, 2015

Babies lock their experiences into procedural memory vaults that will be inaccessible, but apparent in later behavior and attitudes.   Jim Parker, husband of cofounder Lysa Parker, and their grand-daughter 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. […]

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Daily Tip: Presence brings about independence

October 17, 2015

“If you do that every time he cries, he’ll never learn to be independent,” she said over her shoulder. I wish I would run into her again so I could show her my independent, friendly, confident little boy and tell her, “See this? It’s because I’ve always been there for him.” Read the full story […]

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