API in Kansas
Marysville, Kansas (information only, no meetings)
API of Topeka, Kansas
Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Topeka, 4775 SW 21st St. Use west parking lot and entrance (along Morningside Rd.)
Attachment Parenting is a philosophy based in the practice of nurturing parenting methods that create strong emotional bonds, also known as secure attachment, between the infant and parent(s). This style of parenting encourages responsiveness to the infant or child's emotional needs, and develops trust that their emotional needs will be met. As a result, this strong attachment helps the child develop secure, empathic, peaceful, and enduring relationships.
Attachment Parenting International (API) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization, networking with parents, professionals and like-minded organizations around the world. In addition to providing assistance in forming attachment parenting support groups, API provides educational materials, research information, consultative, referral and speaker services to promote attachment parenting concepts.