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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

07/02/2015
Location: Haven's Center
07/03/2015
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA
07/04/2015
Location: 5091 N Fresno St. Ste 133 Fresno, California 93710
07/04/2015
Location: Shakti of the Mountains
07/06/2015
Location: Radiant Heart Yoga

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.

June API Reads Update: Parenting Without Power Struggles

We’ve started reading the book titled Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman. So far we’ve discussed why you want to read this book, “should” thoughts causing power struggles, power struggles being futile when the person is engaged with the other person, the difference between being in charge and being in control, seeing and accepting the child you have, and forgiving our parents.

The June reading schedule will be as follows:

API Reads: May update

We’ll be starting a new book this May titled Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman. This is a great book on how important attachment is with connection to help in your discipline problems. It also touches on subjects such as helping your kids through frustration; handling resistance, anger, whining, meltdowns, and aggression; being present and mindful; and empowering your kids to live their best lives. This is a great book and was voted on by you to read next.

The May reading schedule will be as follows:

API Volunteers make all the difference

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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