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API Celebrates 20 Years of Serving Families!
"If a community values its children, it must cherish their parents." Dr. John Bowlby
Voices of Breastfeeding: Double Edition of 2014 Attached Family Magazine
"Attached at the Heart" Updated Edition
"Attached at the Heart" is the definitive resource on Attachment Parenting, refined through 20 years of research and parent-to-parent support. Now this primary text for API Leaders has been released in an updated edition. Purchase it from your favorite retailer.

The truth is...

when we strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children's need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships.

API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. A life cycle of compassion and connection.




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API Thanks these Supporters for Investing in Healthy Families

Dedicated individuals, and The Phil and Reedy Hickey Fund for the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, The Iowa Foundation for Education, the Environment and the Arts, Cole-Belin Education Foundation, and The Columbus Foundation

Upcoming events

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04/25/2015
Location: Well Rounded Mama Homestead
04/25/2015
Location: Michaels Episcopal Church
04/28/2015
Location: Tifereth Israel Synagogue
05/01/2015
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA

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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.

Parenting As A Hero's Journey - featuring API's Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson

'www.ParentingAsAHerosJourneyDo you think of yourself as an ostracized weirdo or a hero on a journey?  The Old Story, with its demands for cultural conformity, wants you to believe you are crazy for questioning it, much less taking steps away from its prescription for living your life and enculturating your children.  The New Story, however, views your impulse to question and abandon culture, and its threat of disapproval, as a Call to Adventure, the first step on an epic Hero's Journey.  Don't worry, you're still a freak for questioning and abandoning culture, much less trying to change the world, but Evolution Could Not Happen Without The Freaks-of-Nature Leading The Way.    So hoist your freak flag and meet us over at the Parenting As A Hero's Journey website where we are headed for a full year of LIVE Virtual Retreats with like-hearted adventurers, freaks and heroes to explore and take home with us the treasures of conscious living and parenting.  As Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero of a Thousand Faces and creator of The Hero's Journey monomyth wheel said,  “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”'Do you think of yourself as an ostracized weirdo or a hero on a journey? The Old Story, with its demands for cultural conformity, wants you to believe you are crazy for questioning it, much less taking steps away from its prescription for living your life and enculturating your children. The New Story, however, views your impulse to question and abandon culture, and its threat of disapproval, as a Call to Adventure, the first step on an epic Hero's Journey.

Don't worry, you're still a freak for questioning and abandoning culture, much less trying to change the world, but Evolution Could Not Happen Without The Freaks-of-Nature Leading The Way.

So hoist your freak flag and meet us over at the Parenting As A Hero's Journey website where we are headed for a full year of LIVE Virtual Retreats with like-hearted adventurers, freaks and heroes to explore and take home with us the treasures of conscious living and parenting. As Joseph Campbell, author of The Hero of a Thousand Faces and creator of The Hero's Journey monomyth wheel said, “We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.”

API's own Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson are guides on the journey, discussing Mindful Parenting: The Spiritual Essence of Attachment.

API Reads: March update

In the book Love and Anger, we’ve discussed so far how anger is a natural emotion. A lot of the readers in the book club felt reassured that they weren’t the only ones to have felt this way before. They enjoyed the stories that the shared in chapter 1 to show examples of situations in which we as parents can become angry.

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Messages from the AP community in acknowledgment and appreciation for all you do for families.
Thank you to all the API volunteers, from 1994 to today!
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