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Articles in Striving for Balance: Personal & Family

The Self-Care Challenge
Wednesday, 20 Jan, 2010 – 0:23 | One Comment

By Sonya Fehér, contributing editor for the API Speaks blog, leader for API of South Austin, Texas, USA, and blogger at www.mamatrue.com
Curled into a periwinkle micro-plush blanket under a fluffy down comforter, I had the …

To Intervene or Not? Deciding When and How to Get Involved in Another Parent’s Situation
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 12:35 | 4 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
We’ve all seen it – a mother losing her temper toward her child in the grocery store, or a father treating his child in a …

Yelling Works…and Other Parenting Myths Busted
Tuesday, 28 Jul, 2009 – 11:32 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Susie Walton used to yell at her kids – a lot.
“The older they got, the more I yelled,” recalled Walton, an International Network for Children …

Lose that Stubborn Baby Fat…and Keep Your Exercise AP-Friendly
Tuesday, 21 Jul, 2009 – 22:28 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Pregnancy changes a woman’s body, and in ways that last long after the baby comes. Many women find that their shoes no longer fit, or …

America’s Family Crisis: Parental Depression Putting 15 Million U.S. Children at Risk
Tuesday, 16 Jun, 2009 – 1:03 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Depression is beyond epidemic proportions, not only in the United States but in many societies around the world. People like to blame more recent economic …

“Giving the Love that Heals,” an interview with attachment therapist Harville Hendrix
Saturday, 14 Feb, 2009 – 22:36 | One Comment

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As promised in the Winter 2008-09 Healing Childhood Wounds issue of The Journal of API — as a followup to the article “The 11th Commandment” …

Economic Recession is Reshaping Families
Friday, 23 Jan, 2009 – 16:48 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
According to an article on SeattlePI.com, “Unemployed Dads Work to Find Their Place at Home,” the economic recession-spurred unemployment rate — expected to hit double digits in the United States — could be …

Chaos Theory: The Search for Personal Balance Amidst Parenthood
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 23:45 | 3 Comments

By Lu Hanessian, author of Let the Baby Drive and member of API’s Board of Directors
**Originally published in the Winter 2006-07 Balance issue of The Journal of API
A while back, I hosted a travel show …

Striving for Balance in Family Life
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 23:25 | One Comment

By Tamara Parnay
**Originally published in the Winter 2006-07 Balance issue of The Journal of API
Many attachment parents say that the API Principle, Striving for Personal and Family Balance, is the cornerstone of Attachment Parenting (AP). …

Managing Anger: What to Do When You Want to Have a Tantrum
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 19:45 | One Comment

By Tricia Jalbert
**Originally published in the June 2000 issue of API News
It’s one thing to understand how remaining calm, supportive and objective can be a great service to our children and another thing to do …

Dear New Moms
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 19:18 | One Comment

By Pam Stone, co-leader of API of Merrimack Valley, New Hampshire
**Originally published in the Spring 2007 annual New Baby issue of The Journal of API
Welcome to Motherhood!
Many times people will tell you to enjoy these …

Sibling Spacing: Five-Plus Years Apart Means More Time with Each Child
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 15:51 | 4 Comments

By Amy Carrier O’Brien
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
Aiden was seven and a half when Owen was born, and almost ten when Liam was born. He had …

Sibling Spacing: Two Years Apart and Getting Easier with Age
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 15:26 | 8 Comments

By Melissa Hincha-Ownby, API Resource Leader of Arizona, API’s Technology Coodinator, and API’s Forum Administrator
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
One of the most common questions that parents …

Sibling Spacing: One Year Apart, Too Close or Just Right?
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 11:50 | 5 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
I love babies, especially the newborns. I love breastfeeding, babywearing, co-sleeping, the …

Considerations of Sibling Spacing on the Family Dynamic
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 2:51 | 3 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
One year, two years, five years, ten years – just what is …

Give More Presence Instead of More Presents
Friday, 12 Dec, 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 …

Mothering Ourselves
Thursday, 4 Dec, 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, …

Frugal Family Finances 101
Saturday, 25 Oct, 2008 – 23:06 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, editor of The Attached Family
The current economic climate in the U.S. is putting a lot of people on edge about where their financial futures may lie. Some people are struggling to keep …

Go Green with Holistic Parenting
Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2008 – 15:05 | One Comment

By Nancy Massotto, PhD, executive director of Holistic Moms Network
Everywhere you look, there is a growing interest in eco-conscious choices, natural solutions, and organic products.
While these trends are significant in the marketplace, they are also …