AP News 2012

API Links online now!

API Links: December's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

AP Subject of Public Television Documentary, API Blog Editor Featured, Shares Experience

"You've been given an opportunity here. Either you can say what you think the world needs to hear about Attachment Parenting, or someone else can say what they want to say." API consulted in this short documentary on AP families that was produced by Alicia Schisler. This piece takes you inside the homes of three families who practice Attachment Parenting, including API's blog editor, Courtney Sperlazza. It explores the AP philosophy and shows where it fits into the lives and realities facing today's parents.


 


Papas and Mamas Sing for Healthy Birth Benefit Concert

Thank you to the Mamas and Papas who sang on behalf of healthy birth all night long Attachment Parenting International's Nashville, TN, benefit concert!

Read more...


 


Papas and Mamas Sing for Healthy Birth Posters for Sale

Get an exclusive Papas and Mamas Sing for Healthy Birth autographed screen print poster for only $15! A perfect gift, featuring limited editions with autographs by Delbert McClinton, Ina May Gaskin, Dr. William Sears, and Martha Sears.

Contact us to get yours!


 

Thank you for celebrating another AP Month with us!

We hope you followed our celebration of "Relax, Relate, Rejuvenate: Renewed with Parent Support". VisitAP Month Central any time to recapture the information and support shared during the month.

Thank you to everyone who donated, bid, blogged, read, photographed looked at and attended activities and events of the month. Special thanks to our partners and sponsors who provided resources that make AP Month better each year.


 

API Links online now!

API Links: November's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

2012 Attached at the Heart Contributions in Parenting Award

Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears presented the API "Attached at the Heart" 2012 Contributions in Parenting Award to Ina May Gaskin, renowned midwife and author, and recognized our honorees Ricki Lake and Abby Epstein for their work on "The Business of Being Born." (Click to enlarge)


 

2012 Lamaze Innovative Learning Forum

Lamaze International presented its 2012 gathering in Nashville, TN, in October and Lysa Parker presented on API's parenting curriculum in development. At the event, API representatives Jennifer Yarbrough, Patricia Mackie, Lysa Parker and Samantha Gray shared API's programs with Lamaze attendees. API hosted a night of entertainment for the conference, including Delbert McClinton and friends, organized by Barbara Nicholson and Wendy Goldstein, and devoted volunteers. For a little of the wonderful evening, visitAPI's YouTube channel.

  
(Pictures: Gary Nicholson and friends; Lysa Parker, Barbara Nicholson, and Wendy Goldstein; Delbert McClinton and daughter Delaney McClinton. Click to enlarge.)


 


12th Annual Nurturing Parenting Conference

Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson, API Cofounders, attended the Nurturing Parenting Program Conference on behalf of API in October. They are seen here with API Advisory Board member and Nurturing Parenting Program founder, Stephen Bavolek. (Click to enlarge)

(L-R: Barbara, Stephen, Lysa) 


 

Notre Dame 2012 Symposium on Human Evolution and Human Development

API Executive Director represented API at the Notre Dame Human Development conference in October, where API Advisory Board member Jim McKenna was host and presenter.


 

API Links online now!

API Links: October's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

Sleep Training Study Findings Not Final Word

Attachment Parenting International (API) and other researchers encourage parents to reject the pervasive notion that parental sleep can only happen, or best happens, when we purposely and repeatedly ignore and dismiss the distress calls of our babies and children at night." Read more about API's response to the recently published Pediatrics study on "behavioral infant sleep intervention" that's garnering headlines that sleep training is safe.


 

API Links online now!

API Links: September's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

API Links online now!

API Links: August's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

Why Support Attachment Parenting International?

Your donations help us to reach millions of families through web and support groups. With your help, we can continue supporting families like yours with information and programs. Please make your gift today.
 


 

API Links online now!

API Links: July's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, orsubscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

Available Now! The Attached Family: Caring for Our Children Issue

18 years of service, 13 years of publishing!

The Attached Family magazine by Attachment Parenting International, Caring for Our Children 2012 issue, is available now. Featuring Beyond the Mommy Wars, Breastfeeding and Family Leave is a Right, Not a Privilege, Is Preschool Necessary?, Nurturing Friendship, Working without Weaning, Daddy Matters, Balance without Preschool, API cofounders Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson, Leader Wisdom, Balance and more.
View a free digital version, download a free pdf for printing, or order a bound copy.


 

Take the AP Survey! Forward it to your friends!

This may be the first survey of attachment parenting practices by attachment parents aimed at helping medical professionals understand the AP culture. We encourage all AP to take the survey and forward it to other AP far and wide! Responses are confidential and will serve as an opportunity to establish a more accurate set of descriptions about who AP are and our motivations in choosing the parenting practices we do. The research is being conducted through the University of Arkansas Little-Rock and responses are confidential. Click here for details and to take the survey!


 

2012 Texas La Leche League Conference

API Board members Barbara Nicholson, Janet Jendron, and Gena Kirby (shown, L-R) attended the La Leche League of Texas 2012 Area Conference, June 22nd-24th in Dallas.

Barbara and Janet presented two sessions at the 2012 Texas LLL Area Conference:

  • Attachment Parenting and Breastfeeding in the Media - A discussion and Q & A session on how to communicate with the media on topics such as the recent TIME Magazine article.
  • The Unexpected Benefits of Attachment Parenting - Our choice to practice attachment parenting not only makes a profound impact on our children, but also on our families. How the chemistry of attachment and its emotional, practical, physical, and spiritual benefits profoundly impact children, parents, others in the world, our society and our culture.

More pictures from the event: (click to view larger, in a new window)


 

API Links online now!

API Links: June's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

Tell the world about API

If you love our work then tell the world! You have an exciting opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits is conducting a campaign to identify the top-rated nonprofits helping children and families in the country.

Won't you help us participate in the awards by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It's easy and only takes 2 minutes! Go tohttp://www.greatnonprofits.org/reviews/write/attachment-parenting-international-inc/campaign:children-families-2012/.

With your help, we can gain greater visibility in the community.


 


Happy 18th Birthday API!

Celebrate API's "coming of age" with us in June by joining in your local API group celebration and activities! No group in your area? Find out how to get one started!


 

API Cofounders with API Advisory Board Member Bruce Perry

API Cofounders Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson with API Advisory Board member, Bruce Perry, MD, PhD, Psychiatrist & Neuroscience Researcher, The Child Trauma Academy, April 12, 2012, at the APAC/Children's Aid Training: Impact of Trauma & Neglect on the Developing Child, in Birmingham, Alabama.


 


 
The Attached Family: Families at Play Issue

The Attached Family magazine by Attachment Parenting International. Families at Play issue. Features articles by Fred Donaldson, Larry Cohen, daily calendar play ideas, parenting tips, and more.

View a free digital version, download a free pdf for printing, or order a bound copy.


 

API Links online now!

API Links: May's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

AP is the talk of the town... and blog posts, newspapers, talk shows, and trails of comments

Interesting interpretations about Attachment Parenting are filling blog post and news site comment threads. Is Attachment Parenting a fad? Helicopter parenting? Permissive parenting? Too difficult? "While a secure parent-child attachment remains just as beneficial now as ever, the essence of Attachment Parenting has been muddled."
 


 

Why TIME Magazine is Showing Attachment Parenting is Going Mainstream, Not Extreme

When we, Attachment Parenting International, learned that TIME Magazine decided to take on attachment parenting in its May 21, 2012 issue, we had to ask, "TIME, are you news magazine enough?"

Beyond the incendiary attempt to pit mothers against each other asking, "Are you mom enough," and a strategic cover contrived to sell copies, what did TIME actually say about attachment parenting?

Read more...


 

API's New Membership is Free

This year API will celebrate 18 years of grassroots, global, compassionate, support to families everywhere! It's time to do something new and big to help us spread the word and reflect our true community, so we're introducing that API now offers free API Membership. Check out what's included -- including receiving great enewsletters and The Attached Family electronic magazine.

Families are free to print their magazine, or email it, sharing it with family, pediatricians, community centers, shelters, friends, and someone you really wanted to see that article. You can help API really increase our impact and meet our mission. Back issues of the magazine and journal will be available free of charge too. Yeah!

Love your bound copy for nursing or going to the park?
You can still enjoy it by ordering it separately.

Wanted to pay for a membership?
Instead, we invite you to pledge or donate to API today.

Passionate about Attachment Parenting?
We are too. Join us and become a Charter AP Advocate today and help bring Attachment Parenting education and information to families.

Professional serving families?
Check out API's Professional Association.

We believe that how we raise our children has far reaching and lasting impact and we want to support parents as they build a foundation for trust, empathy, affection, and joy. Join us and help make a difference.


 

Tell API what you think - if your heart were on your sleeve...

It will soon be easier than ever to show your support and advocate for attachment parenting. API is currently exploring the possibilities for a 2012 retail line and wants to know what you think.

Please help API make this retail campaign a success by spending 3-5 minutes to complete this survey. We would love your input!


 

API Links online now!

API Links: April's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

API Links online now!

API Links: March's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

API Links online now!

API Links: February's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.


 

Barbara Nicholson honored

 


Barbara Nicholson, 2012 MIHOW Women Mentoring Women Honoree, with Lysa Parker
 

API is pleased to share that Barbara Nicholson, API Co-founder, was honored on March 2 as a 2012 Celebration of Women Mentoring Women Honoree by the Maternal Infant Health Outreach Worker (MIHOW) Program at the Center for Health Services, Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

 

"The spirit of MIHOW is embodied in the idea that women are powerful because they see and nurture the power in others. A mentor is someone who impacts her community by recognizing strengths in places where others don't see them and by helping women build on those strengths to find their own power." The MIHOW Program is a peer-to peer mentoring program that helps low income mothers in isolated and underserved communities be the best parents they can be. MIHOW workers visit mothers in their own homes to help them help themselves -- building the mother's confidence and skills to get the health and social services her family needs.

Barbara Nicholson has personally and professionally changed the world, nurturing the power in others every day. She served as a La Leche League Leader for many years, co-founding API with Lysa Parker in 1994. She serves on API's Board of Directors, and is the co-author with Lysa of Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children. Read more about Barbara and her work in The Tennessean.

Congratulations, Barbara! We thank you for all the mentoring you have done, as well as the network of mentors you have created.


 

API Links online now!

API Links: January's AP-related news, studies, events and fun is now available! View it now, see past issues, or subscribe to this free eNewsletter.

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