parent support

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Parent Support Deserts in the USA

August 7, 2014

By Rita Brhel, Editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator What this year’s celebration of World Breastfeeding Week is really about—more than updating the status on breastfeeding acceptance or increasing understanding for mothers who are unable to breastfeed—is advocacy for parent support. While the primary goal of Attachment Parenting International (API) is to raise […]

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Saved by AP and now 8 kids later: An interview with Margie Wilson-Mars

July 2, 2014

Through APtly Said, I have had the privilege of meeting Margie Wilson-Mars of Salem, Oregon, USA. A parenting writer and blogger, Margie and her husband of almost 20 years, Robert, have eight children ages 27, 25, 23, 21, 14, 12, 9 and 8—seven sons and one daughter, three of the boys who are on the […]

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Finding the “Me” in Mommy

October 4, 2013

Posted by Rivkah Estrin, CBE and API online contributor. Rivkah is a certified childbirth educator, DONA-trained postpartum doula and journalist who puts her passion about Attachment Parenting to use as a writer, mother and educator for expectant and new parents. As soon as new life is ushered into the world, an old life comes to […]

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Parents Crave Uncommon Support for Common Concerns, Like Breastfeeding

August 2, 2013

In 2009, Attachment Parenting International conducted a parent support survey on the value of peer support provided through both local leaders and parenting support groups as well as online resources and publications. Overwhelmingly, parents responded that they sought out in-person support from local API Leaders and API Support Groups first. According to the survey, parents […]

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Breastfeeding and Attachment Parenting are Intricately Linked

August 1, 2013

Attachment Parenting is invariably linked to breastfeeding. While not all mothers are able to breastfeed, Attachment Parenting International recognizes that breastfeeding — as well as breastfeeding behaviors while giving a bottle of pumped breastmilk — is one of nature’s best teachers of new parents in how to sensitively and consistently respond to their baby as […]

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Velcro or Teflon?

November 19, 2012

The following is a guest post by our own Camille North, API Links Editor. API Links is a monthly e-newsletter to help keep parents, professionals, and others abreast of the latest news and research in Attachment Parenting and updates of API programs. Anyone can receive API Links! Click here to subscribe.   Velcro or Teflon? by Camille North […]

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My First API Meeting: Finding My People

November 7, 2012

My daughter was weeks old when I realized I needed to get out of the house and find a community. The moment my daughter was born all the systems and strategies I’d read about flew out the window.  I realized that I knew what felt right and what my baby needed: closeness, love, attention, and […]

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Examples

October 31, 2012

When I was in college, way back in the day, I stumbled across a teacher who was getting into this ‘new style’ of parenting. I was the only parent in the entire class besides the teacher, even so, by the end of her second class, the majority of the students were like me and totally […]

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