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The Attached Family 2013 Loving Uniquely Issue is about loving each of our children as individuals with unique character traits.
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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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API of Port Angeles, Washington (USA)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – 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)
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – 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
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – 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
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – 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
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – 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
Tuesday, October 2, 2012 – 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 …

Why Ask Permission to Touch the Baby?
Thursday, September 13, 2012 – 11:06 | 7 Comments

By Suzanne P. Reese, IAIMT, author of Baby Massage, www.infantmassageusa.org
The concept of asking a baby for permission for anything can be foreign to a lot of people, not just parents. Resistance often lies in, “The …

The $120 Swim Lessons: Should We Let Children Quit an Activity After Committing?
Thursday, September 13, 2012 – 11:04 | 5 Comments

By Judy Arnall, director of Attachment Parenting Canada, www.professionalparenting.ca
This was the summer my son was going to learn how to swim! He was seven years old and old enough to agree to the lessons when …

True Sharing Can’t Be Taught
Wednesday, August 22, 2012 – 10:09 | 7 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of The Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
When educational television tries to teach young children to share, it’s helpful for parents to know how the desire to share really develops …

How Independence and Maturity Develops
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – 10:23 | One Comment

By Shoshana Hayman, director of The Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
A father of an 18-year-old boy recently consulted with me because, among other things, his son had totaled the family’s car. As any …

Cosleeping Reality: Your Toddler’s Bedtime May Be Yours, Too
Wednesday, August 15, 2012 – 10:01 | 19 Comments

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.naomialdort.com
Q: Every night, I put my 13-month-old daughter to sleep in our family bed, but shortly afterward, she wakes up and I have to start …

Why Early Attachment Matters for Childhood, and Beyond
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 – 15:25 | 7 Comments

By Peter Ernest Haiman, PhD, www.peterhaiman.com
The quality of love a mother gives during her child’s first years of life has a tremendous and long-term impact on that youngster. A life that could be described as …

Playful Learning
Tuesday, July 3, 2012 – 13:37 | 5 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor & API leader
I am quite happy with the preschool that my children attended, although it took a lot of interviewing teachers and visiting sites, and a bit of trial-and-error, to …

Attachment Parenting Isn’t Asking Too Much…Our Society Is
Thursday, May 31, 2012 – 19:29 | 2 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and API leader
There is still a lot of discussion centering on Attachment Parenting, even though the controversial TIME coverage was almost three weeks ago, which is equal to eons away …

Forget Child- or Parent-Centered…Think Family-Centered
Thursday, May 31, 2012 – 18:54 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and API leader
Various parenting approaches are usually categorized as either child-centered or parent-centered, and there is great contention about which is better for both children and parents. Child-centered, critics say, …

Attachment Parenting Beyond Breastfeeding, Babywearing, and Cosleeping
Wednesday, May 23, 2012 – 19:04 | 8 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
It’s not so much that pediatrician and author William Sears, MD, has remade motherhood, as TIME magazine suggested, but rather that he has …

Attachment Parenting, Illustrated
Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – 19:04 | 5 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and API Leader
“The question should not be, ‘Are you mom enough?’ The questions should be:

Are you responsively parenting your child in a timely way?
Are you attuned to his or her …

Nurturing Touch is Amazing
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 – 23:39 | 4 Comments

By Suzanne P. Reese, IAIMT, author of Baby Massage, www.infantmassageusa.org
Parents all over the world search high and low for all the things they can get their hands on that can help their baby grow and …

Stop Hitting! An interview with Nadine Block, cofounder for the Center for Effective Discipline and SpankOut April 30th
Sunday, April 29, 2012 – 15:15 | 2 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
There is a fine line between physical punishment and child abuse, at least as the law sees it. Just where does the line lie between …

Comparing Children
Friday, March 30, 2012 – 17:59 | 3 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifecenter.org.il
Comparing seems to be part of human nature. We compare ourselves to others. We compare our children to each other and to …

Effects of Breast Implants on Lactation
Friday, March 30, 2012 – 17:23 | 3 Comments

By Lance Hugh

Breast augmentation is one of the most common cosmetic surgeries, accounting for more than 300,000 procedures per year. The average implant patient is in her mid-30s and has already had a child, but …

Responding to Lying Positively
Friday, March 23, 2012 – 0:41 | 3 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Like many new parents, I naively believed that once I got past the first few years of physically intense infant and toddler care, that surely …

How to Raise a Disrespectful Teen
Thursday, March 22, 2012 – 23:26 | 8 Comments

By Judy Arnall, director of Attachment Parenting Canada, www.professionalparenting.ca

There have been a lot of opinions published online regarding the Dad who shot his teen daughters laptop. His whole point is that too …

What Attachment Parenting is…and is Not
Thursday, March 22, 2012 – 0:41 | 7 Comments

Maybe you never knew there was a name for it – the unique way you raise your child – but it’s in tune with your child’s needs and with your own needs, and …

An Interview with Myself: On Epidurals and Natural Birth
Tuesday, February 28, 2012 – 17:31 | 9 Comments

By Ashley Franz
Choosing to have a natural birth is such a personal decision. Everyone has their reasons to have, or not have, a natural birth. Several girls have tried to get me to talk them …