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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.

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Attachment Parenting International’s (R)Evolution: An interview with cofounders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker
Wednesday, September 17, 2014 – 16:44 | No Comment

By Julie Artz, originally published in Summer 2008 issue of API’s newsletter
I’ve interviewed some big names in my writing life, so I was surprised at how nervous I felt at the prospect of interviewing Attachment …

API Reads September 2014: Parenting from the Inside Out and Parent Effectiveness Training
Saturday, September 6, 2014 – 13:13 | No Comment

This is an exciting month for API Reads in which you, the reader, get to choose which direction you’ll go in your reading.
We are still reading Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Parent Support Deserts in the USA
Thursday, August 7, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, Editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator
What this year’s celebration of World Breastfeeding Week is really about—more than updating the status on breastfeeding acceptance or increasing understanding for mothers who are …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: The History of Formula Use
Wednesday, August 6, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, Editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator

I am very much a breastfeeding advocate, but I hesitate to vilify formula. I myself have bottle-fed two of my three babies with some formula. …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: A Mom-Inspired Milk Bank
Tuesday, August 5, 2014 – 10:00 | 2 Comments

By Kathleen Mitchell-Askar
A mother on a mission can do amazing things, especially when working with an equally passionate parent support advocate.
Nancy Mohrbacher, a La Leche League (LLL) leader in Chicago, Illinois, USA, said it was …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: When Breastfeeding Doesn’t Work
Monday, August 4, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Lisa Lord, Assistant Editor of Attached Family magazine
When a woman makes the choice to breastfeed, she usually doesn’t anticipate that it won’t work. After all, we are told that almost everyone can breastfeed—and this …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Nature’s Case for Breastfeeding
Sunday, August 3, 2014 – 10:00 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, API Leader, Editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator
For so many women, breastfeeding was the turning point for our journey into Attachment Parenting. And one organization that many of us have …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: Breastfeed Chicago!
Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Patricia Mackie, MS, LPC, API Professionals Coordinator
Public breastfeeding can infuriate us, scare us, make us feel ashamed or empower us. For one Chicago mom, it empowered her to take action and create an organization …

API Reads August 2014: Attached at the Heart/Parenting from the Inside Out
Saturday, August 2, 2014 – 9:43 | No Comment

We will be ending our discussion of Attached at the Heart (2nd edition) by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker. The  topics we’ll be discussing in August will be :

Principle 8: Strive for Balance in Your …

World Breastfeeding Week 2014: The Real Breastfeeding Story
Friday, August 1, 2014 – 10:00 | No Comment

By Sheena Sommers, MA
The recent controversies generated by depictions of Attachment Parenting in the Western media and elsewhere have revealed a fairly astounding degree of misinformation about infant and child development. Most especially, the media’s …

Different, Not Disordered: An Interview with Dr. Barbara Probst
Sunday, July 27, 2014 – 10:13 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA). Originally published in the 2013 “Loving Uniquely” issue of Attached Family magazine (available free of charge to …

Separation Anxiety?
Sunday, July 13, 2014 – 10:56 | No Comment

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.AuthenticParent.com.
When my children were young, it was common for me to take them when I traveled for speaking engagements. At their stages of development, they …

Spotlight On: The Girl Behind the Door
Saturday, June 28, 2014 – 0:31 | No Comment

The Girl Behind the Door by John Brooks chronicles a father’s experience from the adoption of his only child to her suicide in her teen years, including the exploration of the role of an attachment disorder. 
Editor’s …

Traumatic Birth, Healing Birth: Melissa’s Story
Tuesday, June 17, 2014 – 10:00 | 5 Comments

By Melissa Brennan
My name is Melissa, and I am a mama to four kiddos. I’ve been an Attachment Parenting mama since before I knew it was a phrase. For me, having the “perfect birth” with …

Featuring API Leaders: An Interview with Thiago Queiroz
Thursday, June 12, 2014 – 3:06 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA).
In celebration of Attachment Parenting International’s 20th Anniversary, the “Featuring API Leaders” series honors the unique paths …

Saved by AP and Now 8 Kids Later: An Interview with Margie Wilson-Mars
Thursday, June 5, 2014 – 0:34 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s  publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA).
My husband and I have three children, and we consider our family to be quite busy especially …

For Grandparents: When Your Adult Kids’ Parenting Drives You Crazy
Tuesday, June 3, 2014 – 4:50 | No Comment

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.AuthenticParent.com.
Q: My daughter-in-law is into a way of raising our grandchildren that includes cosleeping, organic food, wooden toys and so on. She and our son …

API Reads June 2014: Attached at the Heart
Monday, June 2, 2014 – 7:50 | No Comment

Get ready… we are beginning the long awaited discussion of Attached at the Heart (2nd Edition) by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker.
The  topics we’ll be discussing in June will be:

Introduction

Charting a New Course: Breaking …

Creative Education: An Interview with Dr. Carolina Blatt-Gross
Thursday, May 29, 2014 – 12:18 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA).
It’s amazing how far our understanding of children has come in the last two decades since 1994, …

Generation AP: An Interview with Patricia Mackie
Tuesday, May 27, 2014 – 8:38 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA).
In celebration of Attachment Parenting International’s 20th Anniversary, we are pleased to present two series of interviews …

The Chemistry of Attachment
Thursday, May 22, 2014 – 3:54 | 2 Comments

By Linda Folden Palmer, DC, member of API’s Editorial Review Board and author of The Baby Bond (www.babyreference.com).
Human babies are born helpless, needing to be entirely cared for and protected. Luckily, they are born with …

API Announces “Voices of Breastfeeding” Double Edition of Attached Family
Monday, May 19, 2014 – 23:38 | No Comment

New Magazine Issue Advocates for Increased Support of Compassionate Infant-Feeding Choices
In honor of the millions of women who have come together throughout history to support one another in motherhood, Attachment Parenting International (API) is pleased …

How Parents Can Support Their Budding Performers: An Interview with Actress Elisa Llamido
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 11:41 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, API’s publications coordinator, managing editor of Attached Family magazine, and an API Leader (Hastings, Nebraska, USA)
From the beginning, 20 years ago, Attachment Parenting International has been a community of parents coming together …

API Reads May 2014: Giving the Love That Heals
Tuesday, May 13, 2014 – 11:40 | No Comment

We’re finishing up talking about Giving the Love That Heals by Harville Hendrix, PhD and Helen LaKelly Hunt, PhD. The  topics we’ll be discussing in May will be:

The Stage of Concern

The Stage of Intimacy

The Possibilities for …

Screen-Free Week: An Interview with the Campaign for a Commercial-Free Childhood
Thursday, May 1, 2014 – 4:04 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor of Attached Family magazine, API’s Publications Coordinator and an API Leader (Hastings API, Nebraska, USA)
Television, computers and other technology can offer a lot in terms of education and entertainment. Living in …