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Articles in Special Circumstances: Multiples, Adoption & Special Needs

Acceptance
Tuesday, 9 Jul, 2013 – 23:30 | 2 Comments

By Shari Adelson-Pollard
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API and published on TheAttachedFamily.com in August  2009
When I was young, I would sometimes join in with other kids who …

Effects of Breast Implants on Lactation
Friday, 30 Mar, 2012 – 17:23 | 3 Comments

By Lance Hugh

Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries, accounting for more than 300,000 procedures per year. The average implant patient is in her mid-30s and has already had a child, but …

Baby Signing a Practical Way of Communicating
Thursday, 23 Feb, 2012 – 16:05 | 7 Comments

By Jamie Birdsong Nieroda, attachment parenting leader (API of Suffolk County-Long Island, New York, USA)
I was never one of those people, pre-kids, who romanticized parenting. I worried instead about how my baby and I would …

Latest Research on Long-term Effects of Child Abuse
Tuesday, 4 May, 2010 – 20:48 | 5 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
In the United States alone, there are 3.2 million referrals to social services on allegations of child maltreatment each year – one-quarter of which are found …

Welcome to the Twilight Zone: A Boy Brought Back from Autism
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 1:30 | No Comment

By Avril Dannebaum, co-leader of API-NYC
My son woke up that summer morning and came to me. His light blue-green eyes were clear, and he looked healthier than I had seen him in a long time. Something …

An AP Approach to Autism
Monday, 19 Apr, 2010 – 0:46 | No Comment

By Melissa Hincha-Ownby, editor of the API Speaks blog
Like many families that I know, my husband and I just sort of fell into Attachment Parenting. When our son was born in 2001, we found our parenting …

The Autism Book: Interview with pediatrician Dr. Robert Sears
Wednesday, 7 Apr, 2010 – 3:06 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
I have to admit that before I read the latest addition to the Sears Parenting Library – The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to …

From Heartache to Hope: Interview with Leisa Hammett of the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee
Wednesday, 7 Apr, 2010 – 2:48 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
The personal stories of families and individuals affected by autism in the beautifully photographed book, From Heartache to Hope: Middle Tennessee Families Living with Autism …

Another Look at Breastfeeding with HIV/AIDS: An Interview with Marian Tompson, co-founder of LLLI
Tuesday, 10 Nov, 2009 – 11:45 | 3 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
When we think of the Attachment Parenting International Principle of Feeding with Love and Respect, what first pops into our minds is a woman enjoying …

Blessings on Our Meal: Parenting a Child with Severe Feeding Issues
Tuesday, 20 Oct, 2009 – 0:54 | 3 Comments

By Jonna Higgins-Freese
I’m making breakfast for my two-year-old son who stands on a stool next to me. Oatmeal simmers on the stove. “Lid!” Reuben says, pointing to the rattling pan and signing that he hears …

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 …

What Attachment Parenting Does for Your Child’s Future
Tuesday, 16 Jun, 2009 – 0:06 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)

Especially if you’re new to Attachment Parenting, you may be wondering what does parenting have to do with your adult relationships. Quite a lot, if …

Helping Your Adopted Teen Develop an Identity
Tuesday, 9 Jun, 2009 – 1:52 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Parenting during the teenage years is as trying on the young adult as it is on his parents. But if your child was adopted or …

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

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UK Study on Orphaned Chimpanzees Could Benefit Human Orphans
Monday, 2 Feb, 2009 – 19:49 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
A study published in the Development Pyschobiology journal involving the care of orphaned chimpanzees could help change the way human orphans are cared for.
According to an article in the European Union’s CORDIS …

The Role of Attachment in Healing Infant Depression
Monday, 19 Jan, 2009 – 22:14 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Depression — a mental illness marked by unrelenting sadness and hopelessness that permeates the lives of an estimated one in 18 people – is among the most …

AP from a Preemie Mom’s Perspective
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 18:25 | 6 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
**Originally published in the Spring 2007 annual New Baby issue of The Journal of API
It was a big day for me, my husband, and my …

Traci’s Story: Developing an Appreciation for Bottle-feeding
Saturday, 27 Dec, 2008 – 17:36 | No Comment

By Traci Singree, leader of API of Stark County, Ohio
**Originally published in the Spring 2007 annual New Baby issue of The Journal of API
Before my children, I was career driven, working in retail management, which …

Twins Plus Two
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 18:38 | 3 Comments

By Heather Eckstein, DONA doula
**Originally published in the Spring 2008 New Baby issue of The Journal of API
Being a parent comes with a fair share of challenges and rewards. Being a parent to twins seems …

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 …

Issues Facing Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Needs
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 1:53 | 5 Comments

By Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, founder of the Beyond Consequences Institute
**Orginally published in the Winter 2007-08 Adoption issue of The Journal of API
The typical scenario of a young married couple adopting an infant from birth …

The Secret Power of Ignorance
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 1:16 | No Comment

By Michael Piraino, CEO of the National CASA Association
**Orginally published in the Winter 2007-08 Adoption issue of The Journal of API
I don’t know why, as adults, we think we know everything. Maybe we just automatically …

Rosie’s Adoptive Birth Story
Monday, 22 Dec, 2008 – 0:47 | No Comment

By Sara Cole
**Originally published in the Winter 2007-08 Adoption issue of The Journal of API
Recently, the Seattle API group had a birth-sharing night. Four of us sat down in my living room and shared the …

Michigan Foster Family Embraces AP
Friday, 19 Dec, 2008 – 15:30 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
The Sturgis (Mich.) Journal has published an article, “Ideology Gives Way to Nurturing for Adoptive Parents,” on November 26, 2008, that features a couple who have fully embraced Attachment Parenting during their …

Two Years and Five Months: An Adoption Story
Friday, 19 Dec, 2008 – 11:08 | 2 Comments

By Juliette Oase, leader of API of Portland, Oregon
**Orginally published in the Winter 2007-08 Adoption issue of The Journal of API
I remember the day my daughter turned two years and five months old.
The reason I …