Thu, 04/24/2014 – 1:01 | No Comment

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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API Reads August 2014: Attached at the Heart/Parenting from the Inside Out
Saturday, 2 Aug, 2014 – 9:43 | No Comment

We will be ending our discussion of Attached at the Heart (2nd edition) by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker. The  topics we’ll be discussing in August will be :

Principle 8: Strive for Balance in Your …

API Reads June 2014: Attached at the Heart
Monday, 2 Jun, 2014 – 7:50 | No Comment

Get ready… we are beginning the long awaited discussion of Attached at the Heart (2nd Edition) by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker.
The  topics we’ll be discussing in June will be:

Introduction

Charting a New Course: Breaking …

API Reads May 2014: Giving the Love That Heals
Tuesday, 13 May, 2014 – 11:40 | No Comment

We’re finishing up talking about Giving the Love That Heals by Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. The  topics we’ll be discussing in May will be:

The Stage of Concern

The Stage of Intimacy

The Possibilities for …

API Reads: Giving the Love That Heals
Thursday, 3 Apr, 2014 – 4:47 | No Comment

We’ve started talking about Giving the Love That Heals by Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. The  topics we’ll be discussing in April will be:

Growing Yourself Up

The Stage of Attachment

The Stage of Exploration

The …

API Reads: Giving the Love That Heals
Monday, 3 Mar, 2014 – 4:24 | No Comment

Let’s begin March by talking about Giving the Love That Heals by Harville Hendrix, PhD, and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. Just a few of the topics we’ll be discussing in March will be :

The Unconscious …

API Reads January and February 2014: The Science of Parenting
Thursday, 6 Feb, 2014 – 5:40 | No Comment

We started out 2014 talking about The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland. Some of the interesting sections from the remaining portions of the book are:

Those trying times in public, in the car, meals

When children fight

How …

API Reads January & February 2014: The Science of Parenting
Friday, 3 Jan, 2014 – 0:51 | No Comment

Let’s start out 2014 by talking about The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland. Some of the interesting sections from the first half of the book are:

Your child’s three brains

Parenting the brain

The science of comforting

The …

API Reads Nov & Dec 2013: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child
Friday, 1 Nov, 2013 – 2:17 | No Comment

Do you know what Emotion Coaching is?
Have you heard of the “scaffolding technique”?
Do you know the role of the father in our children’s lives?
How can you bring more empathy into your relationship with your children …

API Reads – September and October Featured Book
Thursday, 5 Sep, 2013 – 4:02 | No Comment

Why do we choose the partners we do?
 

Why do they seem to have some characteristics that resemble those of our caregivers?
 

Why does it seem that opposites attract?
 

How is the communication in the relationship enhanced so that …

Join Us For API Reads: Nurturing the Soul of Your Family
Tuesday, 2 Jul, 2013 – 8:47 | No Comment

Our July/August online book discussion will be based on Renée Peterson Trudeau’s book Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Life. 
To join the discussion, please click here …

Join Us for API Reads
Thursday, 6 Jun, 2013 – 4:09 | No Comment

We started reading Nurturing the Soul of Your Family for API’s online book club, API Reads, in July. We already started learning about shifting your perspective, about where disequilibrium comes from, challenging the beliefs of your family, how …

Join Us for API Reads in May and June featuring “Attached at the Heart”
Thursday, 2 May, 2013 – 3:49 | No Comment

It’s reading time again. Our choice for the months of May and June will be “Attached at the Heart” by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker. The topics we’ll be discussing are based on the Eight …