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The Attached Family 2013 Loving Uniquely Issue is about loving each of our children as individuals with unique character traits.
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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.

Considerations of Sibling Spacing on the Family Dynamic
Mon, 22/12/08 – 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 …

Issues Facing Adoptive Parents of Children with Special Needs
Mon, 22/12/08 – 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
Mon, 22/12/08 – 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
Mon, 22/12/08 – 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 …

Postpartum Depression Affects Attachment
Fri, 19/12/08 – 17:18 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
An article on France’s InfosJuenes.com, “Risk of Maternal Depression on the Infant,” reveals research that shows the negative effects of depression in mothers on their babies.
Compared to children of nondepressed mothers, children …

Michigan Foster Family Embraces AP
Fri, 19/12/08 – 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 …

API Members React to Motrin Ad
Fri, 19/12/08 – 14:29 | One Comment

From API’s Publications Team
The makers of Motrin received a flood of feedback from parents about the ibuprofen brand’s latest advertising campaign targeting mothers. The ad, which had been released in November, had put moms and dads on the …

Two Years and Five Months: An Adoption Story
Fri, 19/12/08 – 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 …

Hannah’s Story: Infant Reflux
Fri, 19/12/08 – 1:58 | No Comment

By Stephanie Petters, leader of API of North Fulton, Georgia, & API’s Membership Liaison
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day used to …

Tennessee’s Infant Deaths Can Be Prevented
Thu, 18/12/08 – 17:32 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
Attachment Parenting International Co-founder Barbara Nicholson was quoted in a Public News Service (PNS) article about Tennessee’s high infant mortality rate.
According to PNS, 9 of every 1,000 babies born in Tennessee die during …

Caroline’s Story: Living with 25+ Food Intolerances
Wed, 17/12/08 – 17:28 | One Comment

By Lindsay Killick
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
When our daughter Caroline joined our family, after a few rough weeks, things seemed to fall right into place. We …

Cora’s Story: Food Allergies in a Breastfed Baby
Wed, 17/12/08 – 16:00 | 6 Comments

By Rachel Losey, co-leader of API of Norman, Oklahoma
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
Motherhood was different than I expected it to be. I never imagined that I …

Anna’s Story: The Importance of Hearing Screenings in Newborns
Mon, 15/12/08 – 2:25 | No Comment

By Kathie Dolce, HBCE
**Orginally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
When my granddaughter Anna was already over a year old, her parents began to realize she did not hear. …

Jackie’s Story: Growing Up with PDD
Mon, 15/12/08 – 1:50 | No Comment

By Kandace Wright
**Originally published in the Fall 2007 Special Needs issue of The Journal of API
Jackie informed me yesterday that when she has her own children she will never tell them “no.” Never. I smiled …

Where Children Learn to Communicate
Mon, 15/12/08 – 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
Fri, 12/12/08 – 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
Fri, 12/12/08 – 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
Fri, 12/12/08 – 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
Fri, 12/12/08 – 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
Thu, 4/12/08 – 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
Thu, 4/12/08 – 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
Thu, 4/12/08 – 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
Thu, 4/12/08 – 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
Thu, 4/12/08 – 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
Thu, 4/12/08 – 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 …