Respond with Sensitivity

Being Compassionate with Yourself

September 13, 2014

Yesterday evening, my family got together with another family for dinner. While my own kids are now 9 and 6, the kids in the other family are 4 and 2. Dining with a 2 year old, especially, was a walk down memory lane for me and my husband. While my kids are still working on […]

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Responding Differently: School, Work and Parenting

April 18, 2014

Even before my first child was born nine years ago, I knew Attachment Parenting was something that fit my personality and values. My own parents practiced many Attachment Parenting principles, so it came very naturally to me. When my children were very young, I especially took the principle respond with sensitivity to heart. I wanted […]

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Parenting Outside the Box

October 30, 2013

This year’s theme for AP Month, “Parenting Creatively: The Art of Parenting,” gives us all an opportunity to look a little closer at the ways in which we are (or are not) fostering creativity in our parenting approach. It’s often easy to play creatively, but it’s a bit harder to find our creative flow in […]

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A Tangible Approach to Time

October 28, 2013

Parenting is the most rewarding yet most challenging job there is. Children change so quickly. What worked yesterday may not work today, and what works today may not work tomorrow. Being creative in our parenting is practically a must. Each child is different and needs to have her needs met in a way that works for her. Honesty and […]

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When One Parent is Away (A Lot)

October 25, 2013

Sometimes I think of our family as an airplane and my husband and I the co-pilots. We are responsible for our precious passengers, our children, and we do our best to fly over beautiful vistas, look out for bad weather and provide decent meals. We love flying our plane and help each other navigate, give […]

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AP Month 2013 Celebrates “Parenting Creatively: The Art of Parenting”

October 2, 2013

Welcome to AP Month 2013!  This year, we celebrate the theme of “Parenting Creatively: The Art of Parenting.” We’ll explore what that means by looking at some of the aspects of creativity that fall squarely in the context of nurturing our children as well as ourselves. Join us as we discover and share about the […]

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Dear Health Visitor, I Must Confess I Lied …

September 18, 2013

Posted by Louise, a mother living the United Kingdom. She blogs at mamabeanblog.blogspot.co.uk. “Health Visitors” in the UK health system are community nurses who provide routine developmental checks, care and support to newborns and their parents, including advice on feeding, sleeping and all aspects of newborn care. Dear Health Visitor, I must confess, I lied. […]

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Respectful Discipline

November 12, 2012

As the mother of a very curious and interactive seven-month-old, I’m constantly having to redirect her correct some of her less-than-desirable behaviors. She’s so interested in her world and eager to interact with anyone and everyone who will give her the time of day. At our last pediatrician’s appointment, we were told that socially, she’s […]

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