As parents, we’re peacemakers by default. Last October, during Attachment Parenting Month 2016, parents around the globe were celebrated, encouraged, and supported as they discovered ways toward more peace and harmony in their homes, communities, and world.
Attachment Parenting Month is an international, annual observance held each October during which Attachment Parenting International (API), the Sears family, and other prominent supporters come together to raise awareness of Attachment Parenting through a timely theme. During October of 2016, we explored:
Thank you to our Attachment Parenting Month 2016 partners:
Because of the support from these sponsors, October 2016 was packed with inspirational blog posts, daily tips, memes, and articles. Below is a sampling of what the month had to offer:
- “What is peace to children?” by children around the world
- “Cultivating a peaceful family: 5 effective ways to tend to one’s inner harmony” and “A prayer for the motherless daughter” by Tamara Brennan, PhD
- “Modeling empathy to promote peace” by Kelly Shealer, API Leader
- “Peace in the home: A look at domestic violence and ‘normative’ abuse” and “Babywearing and peace”by Rita Brhel, BS, CLC, API Leader, API’s Executive Editor
- “Nurturing peace for world harmony,” the research by Art Yuen, API Leader, API Board of Directors member, API’s KnowledgeBase Coordinator, Editor of API’s Journal of Attachment Parenting
- “The key to world peace and harmony” by Effie Morchi, Assistant Editor of API’s APtly Said
Parents around the world emailed and uploaded submissions to the Community of Peace photo event, which were featured through October and November. Readers selected their top 10 favorites. The most “hearts” went to Christopher Gardner, photo at right.
Parents and professionals listened in on a special API Teleseminar with Kim John Payne on “Simplicity Parenting.” You can purchase the audio recording for only $9.
There was the always-popular online API Auction, and many local events hosted by API Support Groups.
Nurturing peace and parenting for world harmony continue to be very timely topics. We invite you to continue the conversation!