family peace

Sharing gratitude on a nightly basis

November 22, 2016

Before my children go to sleep at night, I have 3 questions that I ask them: What did you learn today? What was your favorite part of the day? What are you grateful for? These questions have become a ritual for us as we have been doing it for years. We continue to do so […]

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Cultivating a peaceful family: 5 effective ways to tend to one’s inner harmony

October 27, 2016

There’s that saying you’ve probably heard — “If Mama ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy.” I first saw it, framed, in the kitchen of my high school friend and it made me slightly afraid of her mom. It seemed like it had been hung there as a warning. But parents, let’s be honest: We wake up […]

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Modeling empathy to promote peace

October 18, 2016

I believe empathy is one of the most important aspects in promoting peace.  Children who are taught to be empathetic and who witness empathy will, in turn, show more empathy to others. I attempt to teach empathy to my children through positive discipline, responding sensitively to their needs and emotions, and being present for them. I […]

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Speaking peace

October 13, 2016

Editor’s Note:  This post was originally published on 2/9/2015.  Written by Lysa Parker & Barbara Nicholson, API cofounders and coauthors of Attached at the Heart  — this article captures the essence of Attachment Parenting, and this year’s AP Month 2016 theme, “Nurturing Peace: Parenting for World Harmony.” We often reflect on whether or not API […]

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The key to world peace and harmony

October 4, 2016

What is the key to promoting peace and harmony in our world? In view of all the recent unrest and violence in our country and around the world, it’s a timely and imperative question. It’s a question I often reflect on. As the mother of two young children, I’ve come to the realization that my role as a […]

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Nurturing peace, in our parenting and for our world

October 21, 2015

“Raising children with secure attachments and empathic hearts is essential to the future of mankind.” ~  GreatNonprofits                Is world peace possible? When we talk about the potential for Attachment Parenting (AP) to change the world, we are referring to a ripple effect: Our children growing up to be compassionate and empathic, becoming parents who foster secure attachments […]

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Using NVC in the Family

September 9, 2014

By Barbara Nicholson, cofounder of Attachment Parenting International (API) and coauthor of Attached at the Heart Over the last several years, I have been reading Dr. Marshall Rosenberg’s classic book, Nonviolent Communication, and sharing some of his pearls of wisdom with my adult sons. Oh, how I wish I had this book when they were […]

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