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In this issue of Attached Family, we take a look at the cultural explosion of breastfeeding advocacy, as well as the challenges still to overcome. API writer Sheena Sommers begins this issue with “The Real Breastfeeding Story,” including …

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1. Pregnancy & Birth

Fertility and conception, pregnancy, childbirth, and the early postpartum period.

2. The Infant

From newborn to 17 months.

3. The Toddler

From 18 months to age 3.

4. The Growing Child

From age 4 to age 9.

5. The Adolescent

From age 10 to age 18.

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Where Children Learn to Communicate
Monday, December 15, 2008 – 0:50 | No Comment

By Dr. James MacDonald, founder of the Communicating Partners Program
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
It is now clear that a child can learn in every social interaction, …

API on Parents.TV
Friday, December 12, 2008 – 21:52 | No Comment

Erika Schwartz, MD discusses the benefits of attachment parenting to open the segment then API’s Business Development Coordinator Art Yuen is interviewed by the staff of Parents.tv.

Research Discourages Forward-Facing Buggies
Friday, December 12, 2008 – 16:37 | No Comment

From API’s Communications Team
A study conducted at Dundee University in London suggests that babies transported in forward-facing buggies are more likely to suffer emotional stress due to lack of face-to-face time with their parents.
“Neuroscience has …

Give More Presence Instead of More Presents
Friday, December 12, 2008 – 13:57 | No Comment

From API’s Communications Team

The Public News Service published an article featuring the advice of Attachment Parenting International Co-founder Barbara Nicholson on gift-giving this holiday season.
Said Nicholson: “Who knew that our economy would be giving us the …

OpposingViews.com Argues Public Breastfeeding
Friday, December 12, 2008 – 12:02 | No Comment

From the API Communications Team
OpposingViews.com is holding a debate on “Should Women Breastfeed In Public?” You are invited to read and comment on the arguments on www.opposingviews.com/questions/should-women-breastfeed-in-public.
Author Elizabeth Pantley, Lindsey Nelson of the FirstRight Advisory Council, …

Raising Kids the Hard Way
Thursday, December 4, 2008 – 3:40 | 7 Comments

By Gaynell Payne
When it comes to raising children, a very old but true adage applies: “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.”
Who says to a contractor building a skyscraper that he’s making more trouble …

Looking Back on My Time as an AP Mother Now that My Children are Grown
Thursday, December 4, 2008 – 3:32 | No Comment

By Lisa Walshe
Raising babies and small children is hard work. Physically, there is a lack of sleep and just the constancy of keeping up with toddlers. Apart from times of illness, I enjoyed the experience …

Breastfeeding and Co-sleeping in a Critical Culture
Thursday, December 4, 2008 – 3:25 | 23 Comments

By Lisa Walshe
Looking back at life often brings understanding. As I look back at my life as a mother, I have more questions than answers. I don’t really know what made me mother the way …

Mothering Ourselves
Thursday, December 4, 2008 – 3:10 | No Comment

By Dedra Keoshian. leader of API of Stark County, Ohio
The other day, I was in the midst of scrambling around the kitchen, preparing everyone’s breakfast according to their unique requests. James, 4, wanted pancakes. Neil, …

Modified Demand Feeding and the Weaning Toddler
Thursday, December 4, 2008 – 3:06 | One Comment

By Deborah Bershatsky, PhD
At two years old, my son Ezra was a happy child, who seems to handle the frustrations of becoming socialized and civilized with amazing ease. If things got to be too much …

A Day in the Life of a Homeschooling Mother
Thursday, December 4, 2008 – 2:48 | No Comment

By Avril Dannebaum, co-leader of API-NYC
One morning last summer, as my husband was getting ready to leave for work, I casually mentioned to our 10-year-old son Gerard that today was writing day and that the …

Dear Editor: Confused By Crying Article
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 – 22:37 | No Comment

Dear Editor,
The article “Crying and Comforting” from The Journal of API, Summer 2008 AP in a Non-AP World issue, states: “Two commonly prescribed approaches include: ignore the crying and encourage the crying,” and it offers …

Dear Editor: Public School Photo Not Representative
Wednesday, November 26, 2008 – 21:44 | No Comment

Dear Editor,
I appreciate the effort of the Growing Child issue (The Journal of API, Fall 2008) to focus on the education of our older API-parented children. However, I feel that there was negative bias against public school. The …

Discipline Begins at Birth
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 17:58 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
My youngest daughter is turning one year old this month. It’s amazing how much she’s changed since she was born - she’s learning to walk, waves …

What Can a Parent Targeted by Parental Alienation Do?
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 17:14 | 6 Comments

By Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling
Parents who are concerned about the other parent trying to turn their child …

What the Research Says About Adult Children of PAS
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 16:58 | 11 Comments

By Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling
The problem of children allying with one parent against the other has been …

What is Parental Alienation?
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 15:07 | 3 Comments

By Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling
When parents separate, the goal and the hope is that they can work …

Battling the Monsters
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 14:45 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
As a child, I was terrified of the dark. I still am, to a lesser extent. In order to move around my house at night, …

Discovering On-Demand Breastfeeding
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 14:40 | 5 Comments

By Deborah Bershatsky, PhD, AP mother
“We’ll put her on modified demand feeding,” the pediatrician said confidently at Rachel’s one week visit.
I was eager to be a good mother and terrified I wouldn’t know how. I …

The Changing Role of the New Father
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 14:38 | 2 Comments

By Nancy Da Silva
Years ago, a new father had little to do with parenting. The traditional view has him in the waiting room, passing out cigars, and then going off to work to earn money …

Baby Sign Language as an Attachment Tool
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 14:37 | No Comment

By Linda Acredo, PhD, and Susan Goodwyn, PhD, co-founders of the Baby Signs® Program
Lisa Smith, a young mother of two little girls, was at her wits end, and very worried. She knew enough about child …

The Age of Gentle Discipline
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 14:30 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Ensuring safe sleep and striving for balance are among the trickiest of Attachment Parenting International’s Eight Principles of Parenting to follow, but probably the most …

The Long-Term Effects of Bullying on the Victim, the Bully, and the Bystander
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 14:29 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Even as late as a generation ago, teasing was considered almost a rite of passage for school-age children. It was seen as the natural establishment …

Extracurricular Activities Should Be Fun, Not Work
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 9:43 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Kids today are busier than any generation before.
School-aged children and teens have ample opportunities to fill their free time with extracurricular activities, and many parents …

AP and the Growing Child
Saturday, November 8, 2008 – 9:43 | One Comment

By Susan Esserman-Schack, Leader of API of Bergen County, NJ
I have a new baby in my family – he is now 17 months old. My last baby was born 10 years earlier. The one before …