Daily Tip: What is the most important thing?

Daily Tips logo“Family is the most important thing in the world.” ~ Princess Diana

 

Kathryn Abbott Family

API Leader Kathryn Abbott, API’s Leader Connections editor

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Daily Tip: Share your heart

Daily Tips logoA baby who shares games with caregivers will share their hearts with others.

 

john bowlby with richard bowlby

John Bowlby, the father of Attachment Theory, whose ground-breaking research set the foundation for Attachment Parenting, playing with his son, (Sir) Richard Bowlby (Bt), who now serves on Attachment Parenting International‘s Advisory Board and lectures worldwide about his father’s work

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Daily Tip: What are your basic needs?

Daily Tips logoOf course, every human community is not perfect. But when you provide young children with their basic needs, they are less aggressive and self-centered.

 

Candice Garrison

API Leader Candice Garrison and family

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Daily Tip: Presence matters most in early childhood

Daily Tips logoThe effect of non-parental childcare is insignificant compared to the influence that parental presence has on early child development. And the effect of parental presence is more noticeable on early child development than in later years. The more presence by a parent, especially by the mother, in early childhood — the greater the influence on her child.

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API Leader Tina McRorie with family. Read her story of how prioritizing the attachment needs of her sons shaped her career.

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Daily Tip: Parental presence increases the child’s self-esteem

Daily Tips logoThe importance of self-confidence cannot be understated. Self-esteem is widely considered to be one of the most, if not the single most, important characteristic of an individual’s well-being. Maximum parental presence in a baby’s first year of life is especially beneficial to social-emotional skill development that leads to a healthy self-esteem.

megan bellAPI Leader Megan Bell with family. Read her story of how she balances her singing career with the attachment needs of her daughter.

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Daily Tip: Family is everything

Daily Tips logo“Family is not an important thing; it’s everything.” ~ Michael J. Fox

 

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Sara Kuc and family

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Daily Tip: What experiences are you sharing?

Daily Tips logoBabies lock their experiences into procedural memory vaults that will be inaccessible, but apparent in later behavior and attitudes.

 

Mr Parker and Layla

Jim Parker, husband of cofounder Lysa Parker, and their grand-daughter

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Daily Tip: Presence brings about independence

Daily Tips logo“If you do that every time he cries, he’ll never learn to be independent,” she said over her shoulder.

I wish I would run into her again so I could show her my independent, friendly, confident little boy and tell her, “See this? It’s because I’ve always been there for him.”

Read the full story on APtly Said.

 

Stephanie Brown

Submitted by Stephanie Brown

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