separation anxiety

It’s alright that you need me

May 18, 2015

My child, I want to say this to you: It’s alright that you need me. Needing is good. Needing is natural. When you cry for me, when you wrap your arms around me, when you sigh because you feel happy in my arms…you’re behaving just as you should. You are finding out where you fit […]

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Is she too attached?

February 26, 2015

Editor’s note: This post was originally published on Aug. 11, 2010, and centers on an issue that many of us know all too well — that of separation anxiety and Attachment Parenting. My 8-month-old daughter, Penelope, is going through a separation anxiety phase. If I walk out of her eyesight, even for a second — […]

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Choosing a Preschool

September 19, 2014

The thought of sending my first child to preschool always had me worried. Not because I didn’t feel like I’d be ready to part with him, but because I didn’t know how preschool would fit in with Attachment Parenting and the positive discipline that he was used to. Would he be put in time-out? Would […]

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Gently and Sensitively Separating for Drop-off Activities

October 25, 2012

Today, guest blogger Ariadne Brill shares how she gently and sensitively transitioned her children to their first drop-off activity.  Gently and Sensitively Separating for Drop-off Activities by Ariadne Brill Drop off activities can be such a fun and rewarding experience for preschoolers and school children. From dance camp to cooking class to swim team, most […]

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Separation Anxiety – Your Child’s and Yours

July 16, 2010

Register now for API’s next live teleseminar: “Separation Anxiety – Your Child’s and Yours” with special guest Elizabeth Pantley. Register for this call to hear hosts Lu Hanessian and Lysa Parker talk with Elizabeth Pantley about: If you work so hard at creating attachment, why encourage separation? Do AP children have more separation anxiety than […]

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Separate but Attached

September 18, 2009

I slipped into the apartment at 5 pm, kicked off my sandals, and looked around.  “Where’s the baby?” I asked my husband. “She’s in the crib.  She cried herself to sleep.” My heart froze.  “She did what?” He looked as  uncomfortable, unhappy, and upset as I felt.  “She cried from the moment you left until […]

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