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AP Month 2020

October is AP Month!

Parenting with PEACE

The magic of positive childhood experiences

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API invites you to join us in encouraging positive childhood experiences to foster resilience and well-being.

Attached at the Heart is in Turkish!

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Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker announce the Turkish edition of Attached at the Heart!

You can tune into API's Instagram page to hear an interview by Dr. Aslıhan Onaran from AP Turkey of API cofounders and authors Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker on the launch of the Turkish translation "Kalpten Bagli" of Attached at the Heart!

Attached at the Heart - New publisher and new cover!

API Statement on Forced Separation of Children at Border Policy

Attachment Parenting International condemns federal immigration policies that separate children from their parents at the U.S. border. API implores our leadership to prioritize the healthy attachment needs of all children and families, including immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. We strongly reject any immigration policies that traumatize children and their parents. API's Principle of consistent and loving care for children means that we believe in the importance of children remaining with their primary caregivers, especially in times of great stress.

Dr. Bruce Perry, API Advisory Board Member, on 60 Minutes

The encouraging work of Dr. Bruce Perry, expert on child trauma and Attachment Parenting International Advisory Board Member, goes prime time this Sunday! "If you have developmental trauma, the truth is you're going to be at risk for almost any kind of physical health, mental health, social health problem that you can think of," said Dr. Perry, interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for an upcoming episode of "60 Minutes." Dr.

PARENTING FOR WORLD HARMONY, the latest issue of Attached Family

28164672_10155459026120669_7433585611192329715_o.jpgAnnouncing PARENTING FOR WORLD HARMONY, the latest issue of Attached Family: http://theattachedfamily.com/
Editor Rita Brhel

Inside this issue, you'll find features to inspire your discussions about world peace and harmony, including:

  • Youth empowerment as peace education

  • From the family bed to the peace corps

  • New parents need attachment education

  • Nurturing doesn't spoil kids

  • For better or worse, parenting changes your child's DNA

  • Talking politics with your children

  • Infant massage with Vimala Schneider McClure

  • Random acts of kindness with Brooke Jones

  • Mindful parenting with Inga Bohnekamp

  • A look back on AP Month 2016

Attached Family: Parenting Without Shame

In this issue of Attached Family, we examine shame versus guilt and how shame contributes to emotional trauma. We look at the intersect of parenting and shame, keeping in mind that shame is a normal emotional response to certain social situations, but like anger or disappointment, when unresolved, shame can lead to lifelong difficulties.

Inside this issue, you'll find mind-bending, inspiring, and empowering features to stretch your parenting wings:

  • "What is Shame?" by API Executive Editor Rita Brhel -- defines shame, how it differs from guilt, when it crosses the line to become toxic shame, and what parents need to know
  • "Core Beliefs Color Your Parenting," also by Rita Brhel -- explains how shame-based core beliefs affect our everyday decisions, including our parenting behaviors
  • "What Makes Emotional Trauma? Fear, Disconnect and Shame," an interview with Daniela Sieff, PhD -- explores the ingredients to developing a shame-based view of oneself and what is all involved in healing, which certainly underlines the importance of prevention through parenting
  • "Parenting as a Protest Against Hate" by Lauren Gottschalk-Scher, fashion designer -- looks at how parenting can be activism
  • "What is Normal, Healthy Infant Sleep?" by API KnowledgeBase Coordinator Art Yuen -- discusses what biologically 
  • normal sleep in infants, and adults, looks like and the effects that artificial light and work productivity expectations have
  • "6 Tips to Lessen Separation Anxiety," also by Art Yuen -- looks at goodbye routines and other ideas for children and their parents when separation is necessary, such as for working parents
  • "Self-Validation Before Self-Control" by Denise Durkin, MA, parenting consultant -- explains how development of a

API responds to 2016 AAP Statement on Infant Sleep

Infants and parents benefit from breastfeeding and sleeping near one another, reducing SIDS risk by 50%

Attachment Parenting International responds to 2016 AAP Statement on Infant Sleep

Nashville, TN. (October 26, 2016) – Attachment Parenting International (API) welcomes the AAP’s latest Statement on Infant Sleep that acknowledges the dilemma parents face in providing responsive nighttime infant care in accordance with past AAP guidelines.

API's Online Auction is Open: Bid Today!

API's Online Auction is Open:  Bid Today!
Nylon Backpacks
 
 
How many good things can you accomplish at once?  
 
These THREE (or more!) great things happen when you bid and share the API Online Auction: 
 
  1. You get (and can give!) super deals on unique items. 
  2. You share the love (by helping others get great gift deals) when you invite others to bid.
  3. You support parents everywhere because auction proceeds directly fund API parent support programs.
 
Still here? Get bidding!
 
 
Thank you for supporting API!
 

 
Similar to traditional prayer flags, the colorful API backpacks seem to be spreading peace, compassion, strength and wisdom on the wind in honor of our AP Month theme (above).
 
Soak up plenty of daily AP Month peace and harmony as the AP Month celebration continues through October 31.

Nurturing Peace for World Harmony - AP Month 2016!

As parents, we’re peacemakers by default.

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