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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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6 Things To Do When Your Child Says “I Hate You!”
Thursday, 18 Apr, 2013 – 12:11 | 6 Comments

By Bill Corbett, author of Love, Limits & Lessons: A Parent’s Guide to Raising Cooperative Kids, and member of the API Resource Advisory Committee, www.cooperativekids.com.
We’re all trying to get more done in less time and …

My Child Doesn’t Want to Visit her Father
Wednesday, 10 Apr, 2013 – 4:31 | 3 Comments

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.AuthenticParent.com
Q: I have recently gotten divorced. My daughter is three and initially enjoyed her time with her father, but since staying overnight she refuses to go. …

Peace at Home: Military Families Embrace Attachment Parenting
Friday, 5 Apr, 2013 – 1:36 | One Comment

By Kit Jenkins, babywearing educator for Babywearing International, communications coordinator for API and a co-founder of The Carrying On Project, www.carryingonproject.org
One of the best things about Attachment Parenting is the consistency in all of its …

Consistent and Loving Discipline
Tuesday, 19 Mar, 2013 – 3:00 | 3 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
In the Eight Principles of Parenting, Attachment Parenting International reminds us of …

Cultivating Attachment: Making It Easy For Your Kids to Talk to You
Wednesday, 13 Mar, 2013 – 11:56 | No Comment

By Shoshana Hayman, director of Life Center, The Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, www.lifecenter.org.il
“Children should be seen and not heard” was a common attitude in generations past. Today we are more aware of the importance …

Prevent Your Child From Becoming a Bully
Tuesday, 19 Feb, 2013 – 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
Tuesday, 12 Feb, 2013 – 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
Wednesday, 30 Jan, 2013 – 5:27 | 5 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
Thursday, 24 Jan, 2013 – 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”
Thursday, 17 Jan, 2013 – 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
Monday, 14 Jan, 2013 – 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 “Tree Daddy”: A Parenting Metaphor
Thursday, 3 Jan, 2013 – 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
Monday, 31 Dec, 2012 – 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
Thursday, 27 Dec, 2012 – 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
Monday, 24 Dec, 2012 – 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
Wednesday, 19 Dec, 2012 – 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
Monday, 17 Dec, 2012 – 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
Saturday, 15 Dec, 2012 – 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
Saturday, 15 Dec, 2012 – 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
Monday, 3 Dec, 2012 – 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 …

When Relatives Criticize
Tuesday, 2 Oct, 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, 2 Oct, 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 …

Parenting for a Sustainable World: Cultivating a Reverence for Life
Tuesday, 2 Oct, 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 …

The $120 Swim Lessons: Should We Let Children Quit an Activity After Committing?
Thursday, 13 Sep, 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 …

How Independence and Maturity Develops
Wednesday, 15 Aug, 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 …