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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.

The Emotions of Pregnancy and New Motherhood
Tue, 26/02/13 – 5:08 | No Comment

By Joy Davy, MS, LCPC, NCC, licensed professional counselor specializing in perinatal mood disorders, www.joydavy.com.
The joy of motherhood is the subject of much art and idealistic images. Our expectation that the arrival of a baby …

Prevent Your Child From Becoming a Bully
Tue, 19/02/13 – 4:01 | One Comment

By Sarah Fudin, social media and outreach coordinator for USC Rossier Online.
According to a recent infographic from USC Rossier Online, “School Bullying Outbreak,” one in four children are bullied every month and 160,000 students miss …

Balancing Attachment Parenting and Intimate Relationships
Tue, 12/02/13 – 4:00 | 6 Comments

By Kassandra Brown, parent coach, www.parentcoaching.org
Attachment Parenting International offers Eight Principles of Parenting. The eighth principle is about balance in personal and family life. In this article, we’ll take a closer look at some ways …

The “Go Away, Persona” Mystery: Helping my Young Child Adjust to a Change of Caregivers
Wed, 30/01/13 – 5:27 | 6 Comments

By Tamara Brennan, Ph.D. , Executive Director of the Sexto Sol Center,  www.ourcozytime.com
In the pine covered Sierra Madre Mountains of southern Mexico we are raising our young daughter on a small permaculture farm. We keep our door …

The Roots of Learning Self-Control
Thu, 24/01/13 – 5:14 | 2 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il

I was looking forward to a pleasant afternoon on the playground with my grandchildren, only to find all too soon I had …

Kids and Sex: Getting Comfortable with “The Talk”
Thu, 17/01/13 – 5:23 | 10 Comments

By Kelly Bartlett, author of Encouraging Words for Kids, certified positive discipline educator and Attachment Parenting International leader (API of Portland,Oregon USA), www.kellybartlett.net 
It’s never too early to begin talking with your kids about sex. In …

A Tantrum is a Choice
Mon, 14/01/13 – 4:25 | One Comment

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.AuthenticParent.com
A tantrum can vanish before it starts if we put the spotlight on it with validation and playfulness. Six-year-old Danny (names and scenarios are changed) …

The Latest Resources and Support from API
Sun, 6/01/13 – 5:39 | No Comment

Coming Soon to The Attached Family:
How Attachment Parenting may prevent bullying behavior in your child
 

December 2012 - API Links - Your monthly API e-newsletter
The December 2012 API Links edition links you to news on applying the API Principles to ourselves, …

The “Tree Daddy”: A Parenting Metaphor
Thu, 3/01/13 – 6:00 | One Comment

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il
The rain poured down relentlessly, with winds blowing so hard that trees were being pulled from their roots and blown over. My …

Listening for Understanding
Mon, 31/12/12 – 6:00 | No Comment

By Kelly Bartlett, author of Encouraging Words for Kids, certified positive discipline educator and Attachment Parenting leader (API of Portland,Oregon USA), www.kellybartlett.net
Parents spend a significant amount of time talking to kids. We have a lifetime …

When Siblings Hurt Each Other
Thu, 27/12/12 – 6:00 | 5 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il
It’s sometimes said that parents shouldn’t get involved when siblings fight, but rather let them work it out themselves. Sometimes children do …

Talking Parent-to-Parent
Mon, 24/12/12 – 6:00 | No Comment

By Jake Cunningham, parent
Sometimes no matter how hard I try, I just can’t find the emotional room to comfort my 2-year-old son, Jack. I try, as we all do, to be the best parent I …

Minimizing Power Struggles: Ten Tips for Fewer Battles and More Peace with Your Preschooler
Wed, 19/12/12 – 4:00 | 2 Comments

By Kelly Bartlett, author of Encouraging Words for Kids, certified positive discipline educator and Attachment Parenting leader (API of Portland,Oregon USA), www.kellybartlett.net
If you’ve ever tried to get your young child to do something you want, …

Visiting Family for the Holidays
Mon, 17/12/12 – 4:00 | One Comment

By Dr. Laura Markham, author of Peaceful Parent, Happy Kids: How to Stop Yelling and Start Connecting, www.ahaparenting.com
We all want our relatives to see how wonderful our kids are.  Unfortunately, taking children to visit over …

Grief in Children
Sat, 15/12/12 – 5:05 | No Comment

By Margie Wagner & Callie Little, Child Development Media, www.childdevelopmentmedia.com, reprinted with permission
It goes without saying that the grieving process is a complicated and intensely personal one. It is difficult enough for adults to deal …

Why You Should Talk to Your Kids About Death
Sat, 15/12/12 – 3:30 | 2 Comments

By Sarina Behar Natkin, LICSW, www.growparenting.com, reprinted with permission
As a parent educator, I rarely use the word “should.” As a matter of fact, I cringe at the idea of giving parents one more SHOULD, almost as …

Ten Tips for Raising a More Peaceful Child
Mon, 3/12/12 – 17:14 | 4 Comments

By Bill Corbett, author of Love, Limits & Lessons, www.cooperativekids.com
The General Assembly of the United Nations declared September 21st as the International Day of Peace. Since the first year of celebration, many schools around the …

API of Orange County, California (USA)
Thu, 1/11/12 – 17:51 | No Comment

By Angela Adams, API Leader & Support Group Co-Leader
When did your group form?
August 2008
When a parent comes to your group, what can he/she expect? What meeting format do you have?
When parents come to our group, …

API of Downriver, Michigan (USA)
Tue, 2/10/12 – 23:27 | 2 Comments

By Kate Scheller, API Leader & Support Group Co-Leader
When did your group form?
We are excited to say that API of Downriver was formed last October, making this our one-year anniversary!
When a parent comes to your group, …

API of Port Angeles, Washington (USA)
Tue, 2/10/12 – 23:14 | One Comment

By Naomi Davidson, API Leader & Support Group Leader, API’s Technology Coordinator
Congratulations on your accreditation as an API Leader! How does it feel?
I am very excited! It feels a lot …

API of Suffolk County, Long Island, New York (USA)
Tue, 2/10/12 – 22:56 | 3 Comments

By Jamie Birdsong Nieroda, API Leader & Support Group Co-Leader

When did your group form?

I decided to go through the leadership training shortly after my son (and second-born) came along. We had a challenging adjustment, even …

When Relatives Criticize
Tue, 2/10/12 – 19:59 | 12 Comments

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.naomialdort.com
Q:  My relatives criticize Attachment Parenting. They question my ability to parent and tell me that I am jeopardizing the children’s development and keeping them …

Don’t Believe Everything in the News: What Pro-Spanking Research Misses
Tue, 2/10/12 – 19:56 | 6 Comments

By Ralph S. Welsh, PhD, ABPP, the “father of Belt Theory,” www.nospank.net/welsh.htm
I was horrified to discover the [2010] media attention given to the findings of Prof. Marjorie Gunnoe’s small, twice-rejected-by-peer-reviewed-journals, study on the …

Transitioning Home: An interview with Catherine Myers, director of the Family & Home Network
Tue, 2/10/12 – 19:50 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and API leader
Many new parents or parents-to-be would like to stay at home with their children but find the transition from a professional career to a stay-at-home lifestyle to be …

Parenting for a Sustainable World: Cultivating a Reverence for Life
Tue, 2/10/12 – 19:36 | No Comment

By Lysa Parker, MS, CFLE, cofounder of Attachment Parenting International, coauthor of Attached at the Heart, www.parentslifeline.com
**Reprinted with permission from Pathways to Family Wellness Magazine, www.pathwaystofamilywellness.org
It wasn’t until I became a parent that I truly …