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Spotlight On: Dr. Peter Ernest Haiman
Tuesday, 17 Sep, 2013 – 23:17 | No Comment

API: Tell us about how you began working with children and families.
PH: Since the early 1960s, I’ve been helping parents who have come to me with their frustrations about rearing their young children and adolescents. …

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. …

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 …

The Use — and Abuse — of Attachment Research in Family Courts
Wednesday, 18 May, 2011 – 9:41 | 10 Comments

By Peter Ernest Haiman, PhD, reprinted with permission, www.peterhaiman.com
An enormous amount of exceedingly important, valid, and reliable research on child development has been published in the last half century. Unfortunately, very little of this information …

Dr. Isabelle Fox on Overnight Visitations: As Harmful as We Suspect?
Friday, 4 Sep, 2009 – 9:38 | 77 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Attachment Parenting International regularly fields questions from members regarding different aspects of attachment, child development, and challenging family situations. Easily the largest area of concern …

Dr. Isabelle Fox on Divorce and Older Children
Thursday, 3 Sep, 2009 – 10:08 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Ideally, marriage lasts forever, but for a variety of reasons, many families today will experience divorce – an event that is as difficult on older …

America’s Family Crisis: Parental Depression Putting 15 Million U.S. Children at Risk
Tuesday, 16 Jun, 2009 – 1:03 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Depression is beyond epidemic proportions, not only in the United States but in many societies around the world. People like to blame more recent economic …

What Attachment Parenting Does for Your Child’s Future
Tuesday, 16 Jun, 2009 – 0:06 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)

Especially if you’re new to Attachment Parenting, you may be wondering what does parenting have to do with your adult relationships. Quite a lot, if …

Blending In
Monday, 9 Mar, 2009 – 22:36 | No Comment

By Maathangi Iyer, staff writer for The Attached Family publications
It is an understatement to say that step-families have many challenges to overcome. Step-families often are formed out of loss – demise of a partner, a …

“Giving the Love that Heals,” an interview with attachment therapist Harville Hendrix
Saturday, 14 Feb, 2009 – 22:36 | One Comment

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As promised in the Winter 2008-09 Healing Childhood Wounds issue of The Journal of API — as a followup to the article “The 11th Commandment” …

Children of ‘High Conflict’ Custody Battles Tend to Suffer More Emotionally
Monday, 2 Feb, 2009 – 19:17 | 2 Comments

From API’s Publications Team
Custody cases are rarely pleasant, but in about 10 percent of these cases, it truly becomes a battle between the estranged parents and the long-term effects on their children’s mental wellbeing can …

Family Bonding Begins Before Birth for Unmarried Couples
Friday, 30 Jan, 2009 – 0:06 | One Comment

From API’s Communications Team
A University of Maryland study shows that, more than marriage, involving the father during the prenatal period leads to a stable family life.
The Fragile Families Child Well Being Study, published in the …

Canada Judge Reverses Custody in Case of Parental Alienation
Thursday, 29 Jan, 2009 – 21:15 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
Canadian parents who have been the target of parental alienation that is negatively affecting their attachment to their children now have the courts on their side. According to an article on TheGlobeAndMail.com, …

Do Two Halves Make a Whole?
Monday, 29 Dec, 2008 – 1:09 | One Comment

By Isabelle Fox, PhD, author of Being There and Growing Up and member of API’s Advisory Board
**Originally published in the Fall 2006 Divorce & Single Parenting issue of The Journal of API
I frequently receive e-mail …

In Search of Support: My Experience as a Single AP Mom
Monday, 29 Dec, 2008 – 0:53 | 17 Comments

By Christy Farr Ferrelli, former executive director of API
**Originally published in the Fall 2006 Divorce & Single Parenting issue of The Journal of API
My experience as a single attachment parent started when my son was …

Duty Calls: An AP Single Parent’s Slice of Life
Monday, 29 Dec, 2008 – 0:23 | One Comment

By Hazel Larkin
**Originally published in the Fall 2006 Divorce & Single Parenting issue of The Journal of API
As the lone parent of two little girls four years old and two years old, one of the hardest …

Seasons of Change: Helping a Child When Work Takes a Parent Away
Wednesday, 24 Dec, 2008 – 1:06 | No Comment

By Pam Stone, co-leader of API of Merrimack Valley, New Hampshire
**Originally published in the Summer 2007 Secondary Attachments issue of The Journal of API
Our week begins when I first utter the phrase, “Daddy’s coming home …

What Can a Parent Targeted by Parental Alienation Do?
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 17:14 | 9 Comments

By Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling
Parents who are concerned about the other parent trying to turn their child …

What the Research Says About Adult Children of PAS
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 16:58 | 12 Comments

By Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling
The problem of children allying with one parent against the other has been …

What is Parental Alienation?
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 15:07 | 3 Comments

By Amy J. L. Baker, PhD, director of research at the Vincent J. Fontana Center for Child Protection of the New York Foundling
When parents separate, the goal and the hope is that they can work …