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 with API Leader Kelly Bartlett
with API Leader Lisa Feiertag
with author and parent educator Judy Arnall

How Secure Sibling Attachments Happen

The importance of a secure parent-child attachment is not a new revelation: This is what sets the foundation for all future relationships a child will have in his or her life. But there is also something to be said for security between siblings. A connected relationship between brothers and sisters also provides a foundational context: … Continue reading How Secure Sibling Attachments Happen

Attachment Parenting Makes for Easy Sibling Relationships

Parenting can be a daunting and intimidating experience.  As one of life’s major transitions, it is a time when each parent moves from being fully responsible for his- or herself to a place where you are suddenly blessed with an infant who is completely dependent upon you. Often once we feel we finally have a … Continue reading Attachment Parenting Makes for Easy Sibling Relationships

Parenting Without Punishment in a Punishing World

I will admit it. I’m a bit of a control freak. Actually, I need a lot of control, because I am “Type-A,” “Judgement,” “Gold color” or whatever those personality tests use to describe me. I need people to do things when I ask them to do it, and I feel frustrated when they don’t listen … Continue reading Parenting Without Punishment in a Punishing World

Creating a Secure Attachment in the Adopted Child

Unlike a child one has given birth to, an adopted child arrives with additional distresses that few parents are prepared for, or even aware of. An adopted child comes to the family with latent memories of grief, a fear of attachment and emotional memories of inarticulate loss. About the Author Robert Allan Hafetz, MS, MFT, … Continue reading Creating a Secure Attachment in the Adopted Child

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