attachment theory

The importance of attachment cannot be overestimated

April 4, 2017
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Still Face: A lesson in responsiveness and relationship repair for ALL caregivers

February 24, 2017

How important is it that we give our infants and children intentional presence? The third of API’s Eight Principles of Parenting — respond with sensitivity — is one of two common threads that run through all 8 principles. The other is to provide consistent and loving care. Research that began with the late psychologist John Bowlby’s […]

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Attachment matters, but how exactly?

January 23, 2017

Attachment parenting is often — to those unfamiliar with the term — viewed as simply a fad, but in truth, every parent is involved in a form of parenting that is associated with attachment, whether healthy or not. Read more about how insecure attachment affects us from childhood through adulthood, and how it may be […]

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Becoming attached is the first milestone

January 11, 2017
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Attachment matters

December 29, 2016

Ideally, all children would be able to experience a secure attachment with every meaningful adult in his life. Attachment Matters, the latest ebook from Attachment Parenting International (API), was written specifically to help you — the parent — share the importance of Attachment Parenting to other meaningful adults in your child’s life. Attachment Matters is […]

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Nurturing parenting is an essential basic need of all children

December 22, 2016

“There is a sensible way of treating children. … Never hug and kiss them, never let them sit in your lap. If you must, kiss them once on the forehead when they say good night. Shake hands with them in the morning. Give them a pat on the head if they have made an extraordinarily […]

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A fire in my heart

June 8, 2016

I came upon Attachment Parenting by accident. While 8 months pregnant, I searched the Internet for ideas on how to clean cloth diapers by hand. Yes, you read correctly — by hand. We had no washer or dryer and felt too cheap to pay the 75 cents required to wash them. During my search, I […]

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We are in the love business

February 13, 2016

Valentine’s Day has traditionally been a holiday for couples, an observance set aside for parents to give each other a special token of their love. Bouquets of flowers, boxes of chocolate, candy hearts and cards with arrow-wielding cupids come to mind. What doesn’t readily come to mind, but perhaps should, are neurons deep within the […]

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