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Families struggle every day with parenting and lack of support. Find connection, relationships, and basic principles that can make a difference in your home and the world.
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While I can influence my own environment, I'm limited. That's why I trust API to make a wider impact. We need your support; please donate today.
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We're here to provide support and resources to help your parenting journey be fulfilling and peaceful
"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.
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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


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2016-05-05
Location: Solana Beach Library
2016-05-06
Location: Avoca Branch Library, Bristol, TN
2016-05-06
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA
2016-05-07
Location: 5091 N Fresno St. Ste 133 Fresno, California 93710
2016-05-08
Location: Richmond Library

Our 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.

API 2015 Year in Review

After celebrating API’s 20th year serving families and validating the impact of API, 2015 was a year to plan and ensure that API can continue our services and programs. API continued valuable programs such as accrediting leaders, distributing research-backed and investigative articles in timely publications, raising awareness about secure attachment, and helping individual families nurture for a more compassionate future. This is the core of API’s work. Families and services are grateful for your support and donations, and want you know how much you accomplished.

Accredit, Join, Serve

You brought the number of API Leaders and leader applicants to 248 and local support groups to 80, with several new countries represented. You provided the support leaders needed, such as meeting guides, outreach materials, mentoring, monthly support calls, “Leader Talk” enewsletters, and “Connections” blog posts, as well as addressed unique circumstances with one-on-one support from API staff. You developed a new Support Group Reporting form to help tell the API story more effectively. You celebrated API Leaders with 1, 5, 10, and even more than 15 years of...

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