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.

Focus on the Simple Moments
Sat, 25/10/08 – 17:22 | One Comment

By Nikki Schaefer, staff writer for The Attached Family
On a rainy day, I took my three-year-old son to the restaurant with the golden arches, thinking that he would love to go down the big slides. …

Discouraging School-Age Children and Teens from Junk Food
Sat, 25/10/08 – 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 …

Go Green with Holistic Parenting
Tue, 21/10/08 – 15:05 | One Comment

By Nancy Massotto, PhD, executive director of Holistic Moms Network
Everywhere you look, there is a growing interest in eco-conscious choices, natural solutions, and organic products.
While these trends are significant in the marketplace, they are also …

Beyond Babies…Promoting Attachment Through Feeding of Older Children
Tue, 21/10/08 – 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 …

Eating With Morning Sickness
Tue, 21/10/08 – 14:47 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Of all the changes that take place in a woman’s body during pregnancy, the most uncomfortable for an estimated 70 percent of women - as reported …

Stay-at-Home Parenting Not Just for Moms
Tue, 21/10/08 – 14:43 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Perhaps you and your spouse have decided that stay-at-home parenting is valuable for your family, and you’re trying to decide who, between you, is the …

The Rising Rate of Cesarean Sections in the U.S.
Tue, 21/10/08 – 14:24 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
One in three women (31.8%) in America is now giving birth to their children via a Cesarean section. The highest rate in history for this nation, …