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Articles in Secondary Attachments: Fathers, Grandparents & Other Loved Ones

API’s Role in Shaping Parenting: Highlights from the 2009 API Think Tank Event in Nashville, TN
Wednesday, 9 Sep, 2009 – 16:10 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
In an unprecedented move, Attachment Parenting International gathered eight brilliant minds in Attachment Parenting for the organization’s 15th Anniversary Celebration gathering the last weekend of …

Bonding Begins in Utero…for Fathers, Too
Wednesday, 12 Aug, 2009 – 17:14 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Pregnancy is an amazing time of bonding between a mother and her baby, especially during a first pregnancy. There is no way to describe what …

The 4 Parenting Styles: What Works and What Doesn’t
Tuesday, 4 Aug, 2009 – 1:00 | 5 Comments

By Dr. Maryann Rosenthal, co-author of Be A Parent, Not A Pushover, reprinted with permission from DrMA.com
I believe it’s that overall style or pattern of action — rather than a specific decision — that will …

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 …

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

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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 …

Economic Recession is Reshaping Families
Friday, 23 Jan, 2009 – 16:48 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
According to an article on SeattlePI.com, “Unemployed Dads Work to Find Their Place at Home,” the economic recession-spurred unemployment rate — expected to hit double digits in the United States — could be …

The Right Stuff: How AP Changed One Father’s Priorities
Wednesday, 24 Dec, 2008 – 12:00 | No Comment

By Greg Stone
**Originally published in the Summer 2007 Secondary Attachments issue of The Journal of API
How nice it would be if we didn’t need jobs! Every morning we would wake up saying, “What should we …

The Secondary Attachment: A Look at Bowlby’s Theory
Wednesday, 24 Dec, 2008 – 3:06 | 3 Comments

By Sir Richard Bowlby, Bt, member of API’s Advisory Council
**Originally published in the Summer 2007 Secondary Attachments issue of The Journal of API
I remember my father saying to me in 1968, “You know this business …

Living Proof: An Older Father Grows Up
Wednesday, 24 Dec, 2008 – 2:40 | One Comment

By Dennis Lockard
**Originally published in the Summer 2007 Secondary Attachments issue of The Journal of API
Several months before the birth of our son Jack, my wife Liz started talking about using a sling instead of …

Small Blessings: A Father Recalls His Preemie Daughter’s Birth
Wednesday, 24 Dec, 2008 – 2:26 | No Comment

By Mike Brhel
**Originally published in the Summer 2007 Secondary Attachments issue of The Journal of API
My wife and I had always wanted a family. We had tried for a child during the first few years …

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 …

Is Primary Attachment Better than Secondary Attachment?
Wednesday, 24 Dec, 2008 – 0:41 | No Comment

From API’s Publications Team
**Originally published in the Summer 2007 Secondary Attachments issue of The Journal of API
The term “secondary attachment” can be interpreted erroneously to mean “less important,” but Attachment Parenting International refutes this definition.
Primary …

The Changing Role of the New Father
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 14:38 | 2 Comments

By Nancy Da Silva
Years ago, a new father had little to do with parenting. The traditional view has him in the waiting room, passing out cigars, and then going off to work to earn money …

Tips for New Fathers in Bonding with Their Newborns
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 0:28 | No Comment

By Nancy Da Silva
The most important thing for new dads to remember is that they are not competing with moms for baby time or for the baby’s favor.
While bonding will happen more quickly between mothers …

Long-Distance Grandparenting
Sunday, 26 Oct, 2008 – 0:06 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
For many people, grandparenting comes as easy as the love they felt for their own children.
But not all grandparents live close enough to visit their …

Stay-at-Home Parenting Not Just for Moms
Tuesday, 21 Oct, 2008 – 14:43 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Perhaps you and your spouse have decided that stay-at-home parenting is valuable for your family, and you’re trying to decide who, between you, is the …