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API is a hub of information and a community of support to advance Attachment Parenting practices–a collective advocating compassion. After nearly 25 years, API is expanding how it operates so that it can provide support and information to even more families. We will be sharing updates all month long and we invite you to join us!

API thanks the hundreds of dedicated leaders for fostering a strong foundation and recognizes the impact of their service. The groups these leaders have created provide critical parenting support. Moving to a collective environment as part of API’s changes, you will notice new names for these groups. You may notice other changes as groups focus their activities on the needs of their local communities. You will, however, still find them focused on Attachment Parenting, and their information on the API website. Search by location to learn meeting times, or contact a leader for support.

API supports all groups wanting to promote API Principles. API is taking this further by now making all of its information openly available. To begin with, API is inviting all API Principle-espousing groups to list their group and meeting information. If you would like to include your group, complete this form about your group and meeting times, also affirming the group supports the API Principles. Group events will appear on the API homepage, as well as the group searchable site at www.attachmentparenting.org/groups. Groups are offered an “API Principles support badge” to post on their pages to demonstrate their support to parents.

Inclusion in the API group and event listings do not imply API approval or responsibility for groups. Parents should validate group activity against API Principles and other other articles found on the API website.

Keep following along this AP Month for more updates and additional resources coming as part of this collective to nurture children for a more compassionate world!

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Welcome to AP Month 2018

by Samantha on October 1, 2018

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Welcome to AP Month 2018!

This AP Month 2018 “Love Collective” theme reflects the possibilities we envision for Attachment Parenting in our society. Working as a collective–where we have a shared passion that we join together to address–is fitting for both AP Month 2018 and the new API we are excited to present.

This month we are sharing about, and motivated by, the value of the API Principles for well being of children and families, and working together to achieve the common objective of a more compassionate world. We believe we can work collectively–sharing our experiences and making parenting sweeter–to help more families than ever!

Follow us on APtly Said and API’s Facebook page to learn more and to catch all the announcements!

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“What Are You Thinking?”

May 7, 2018
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Reading Time: 2.5 minutes “You are not a good mother. You are not doing a good job. You are messing her up.” These are words I hear too often. No, not from others, but from myself. These words are my thoughts, or my negative self-talk. We all have self-talk. The lucky among us experience a […]

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The Attached Parent

April 10, 2018
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The sweetness of Attachment Parenting

January 11, 2018
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Have you ever tried to explain to someone what attachment parenting is? Parenting is very personal, and it’s not so easy to describe any approach to raising children given the amount of emotional baggage, future hopes, joys, and trials there are wrapped up in that one word, “parenting.” But as I was contemplating today about […]

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AP Research: Nurturing touch changes DNA, Spanking doesn’t work, and more

January 5, 2018
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It’s exciting to see how much research is constantly being churned out that shows just how beneficial Attachment Parenting is to healthy infant and child development! Check out these recent studies that support API’s Eight Principles of Parenting: Knowing how our eating habits while pregnant may affect the health of our child is Preparing for […]

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Happy New Year!

December 29, 2017
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A holiday reminder

December 20, 2017
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