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Inside this issue, parents and professionals will find mind-bending, inspiring, and empowering features that stretch thinking and interaction with children and others. Articles include:
"Of course, I think it's a beautiful issue, but I really am referring to this issue as a work of art," Attached Family Editor Rita Brhel said on this issue. "Working on the 'Parenting Without Shame' issue was unlike any that have come before. I didn't realize how little I knew about shame as a topic. Shame is a term used often in parenting and parent education circles, but do we really know what shame is? So much of putting this issue together came down to doing the research and soul-searching to really understand the differences between shame and guilt, and shame as a normal emotion and when it crossed into unhealthy territory and the effects of that toxic shame and then the sheer enormity of effort that must take place for a person to heal from a shame-based self-image."
Attachment Parenting International (API) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization founded in 1994 to network with parents, professionals and like-minded organizations around the world. API’s mission is to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world. In addition to providing assistance in forming Attachment Parenting support groups, API functions as a clearinghouse providing educational materials,research information, consultative, referral and speaker services to promote Attachment Parenting concepts.
More information about Attachment Parenting International can be found at www.attachmentparenting.org.