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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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Obamas Will Be Parenting Role Models
Wednesday, 7 Jan, 2009 – 23:04 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
The Public News Service published an article featuring API Co-founder Lysa Parker’s perspective on U.S. President Barack and First Lady Michelle Obama’s family values.
“The children are a striking example of well behaved, …

Mentally Ill Parents More Likely to Form Insecure Attachments with Their Children
Wednesday, 7 Jan, 2009 – 20:17 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
According to an article on InTheNews.co.uk, “One in Four Aussie Kids Have Parent with Mental Illness,” mentally ill parents are more likely to form insecure attachments with their children.
A study published in …

Teaching Empathy Through Gentle Discipline
Monday, 29 Dec, 2008 – 0:10 | One Comment

By Tamara Parnay
**Originally published in the Fall 2006 Divorce & Single Parenting issue of The Journal of API
Our children model our behavior. When surrounded by people who love them and respond to them sensitively and …

Being There for Our Children and Others Through Empathic Parenting
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 23:00 | No Comment

By Tamara Parnay
**Originally published in the Winter 2006-07 Balance issue of The Journal of API

When I was a child, I was fascinated by people and characters like “The Empath” on the Star Trek television series, …

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 …

Decoding Tantrums
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 19:10 | 7 Comments

By Stephanie Petters, leader of API of North Fulton, Georgia
**Originally published in the Spring 2007 annual New Baby issue of The Journal of API
When a parent utters the word tantrum to another parent, the reaction …

From Homeschool to School, and Back Again
Tuesday, 23 Dec, 2008 – 12:27 | No Comment

By Nikki Schaefer, staff writer for The Attached Family
**Originally published in the Fall 2008 Growing Child issue of The Journal of API
“Mom, there’s just seven more days until the first day of fall!” my six-year-old …

On Public School
Tuesday, 23 Dec, 2008 – 12:13 | One Comment

By Joan DeMeyer, co-leader of API of St. Louis, Missouri
**Originally published in the Fall 2008 Growing Child issue of The Journal of API
My decision to send my children to public school was made with some …

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 …

UAE Childhood Depression on the Rise
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 3:55 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
According to an article on the United Arab Emirates’ TheNational.ae, “More than Sadness,” the rate of children with depression in the UAE is on the rise.
According to Dr. Timo Brosig of the …

Solution to Childhood Obesity is in the Parents’ Behavior
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 3:20 | One Comment

From API’s Publications Team
An article on the United Kingdom’s TimesOnline.com, “Tackle Child Obesity: Teach Mums to Eat,” explains how the solution to rising childhood obesity is in teaching parents that their eating behavior is how …

Where Children Learn to Communicate
Monday, 15 Dec, 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, …

Looking Back on My Time as an AP Mother Now that My Children are Grown
Thursday, 4 Dec, 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 …

Dear Editor: Public School Photo Not Representative
Wednesday, 26 Nov, 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 …

Battling the Monsters
Saturday, 8 Nov, 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, …

The Long-Term Effects of Bullying on the Victim, the Bully, and the Bystander
Saturday, 8 Nov, 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, 8 Nov, 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, 8 Nov, 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 …

Medical Reasons for Fear of the Dark
Friday, 7 Nov, 2008 – 19:51 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Being scared of the dark is a widespread nighttime issue for young children, and in the great majority of the time, the root of this …

AP Teaches Assertiveness
Saturday, 25 Oct, 2008 – 23:59 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Most parents who practice Attachment Parenting (AP) aren’t concerned about their children becoming bullies. After all, the goal of AP is to teach children empathy, …

Discouraging School-Age Children and Teens from Junk Food
Saturday, 25 Oct, 2008 – 16:42 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Sadly, the challenge of encouraging your child to eat nutritiously doesn’t get any easier as he grows. As they become more independent thinkers, school-aged children …

Beyond Babies…Promoting Attachment Through Feeding of Older Children
Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2008 – 14:59 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Attachment Parenting International’s Eight Principles of Parenting calls parents to feed their children with love and respect. With infants, this easily translates into breastfeeding or …