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Youth Empowerment as Peace Education

I am fortunate that my career allows me to work with young people promoting peace education, especially at the high school and college level.  Though peace education can take place with any group or in any setting, it is often a focus in primary and secondary education. In these settings, a major emphasis is promoting … Continue reading Youth Empowerment as Peace Education

From the Family Bed to the Peace Corps

Tuesday, August 16, 2016, was an emotional day for my family. Our 22-year old son, Lorenzo, departed for Namibia, a country in southwestern Africa. About the Author David J. Smith, MS, JD, is a peacebuilding educator, trainer, and consultant. He is president of the Forage Center for Peacebuilding and Humanitarian Education, a not-for-profit that advances experiential-based humanitarian … Continue reading From the Family Bed to the Peace Corps

New Parents Need Attachment Education

Nearly 4 years ago, I became a father. We became a family. The next few lines, you may think, should be “It’s the best thing that has ever happened to me” and “Now I understand the purpose of life,” but in truth, it’s been hard. About the Author David Stimson is a registered therapist, assessor, clinical supervisor, … Continue reading New Parents Need Attachment Education

Nurturing Doesn’t Spoil Kids

“There is a sensible way of treating children. … Never hug and kiss them, never let them sit in your lap. If you must, kiss them once on the forehead when they say good night. Shake hands with them in the morning. Give them a pat on the head if they have made an extraordinarily … Continue reading Nurturing Doesn’t Spoil Kids

For Better or Worse, Parenting Changes Your Child’s DNA

Since Attachment Parenting International‘s inception, Barbara and I have believed that Attachment Parenting is a child abuse prevention model and conceivably an overall violence prevention model. About the Author Lysa Parker, MS, CFLE, CEIM, is the cofounder of Attachment Parenting International with Barbara Nicholson, MEd. They also coauthored the book, Attached at the Heart. Lysa … Continue reading For Better or Worse, Parenting Changes Your Child’s DNA

Talking Politics with Your Children

I wholeheartedly believe that listening and understanding are key components in creating tolerant and peaceful environments, both at home and beyond — in our communities and nation. About the Author Effie Morchi is the Assistant Editor of APtly Said, the blog of Attachment Parenting International. She and her husband have 2 children, a girl and … Continue reading Talking Politics with Your Children

Infant Massage with Vimala Schneider McClure

Achieving world peace and harmony is not an easy, straightforward task. There are no quick fixes. There is no silver bullet. Many people consider world peace as a pipe dream. But I choose to believe that each generation moves ever closer to the goal through the individual work of professionals and activists, and of course, parents … Continue reading Infant Massage with Vimala Schneider McClure

Random Acts of Kindness with Brooke Jones

Kindness is underestimated, but as soft as this state of being sounds, it is powerful in its own rite. By practicing kindness in our homes and communities, we are promoting — through our actions and words — what world peace and harmony looks like in human behavior. A really amazing characteristics of kindness is that … Continue reading Random Acts of Kindness with Brooke Jones

Mindful Parenting with Inga Bohnekamp

Mindfulness is increasingly venturing out of yoga studios and into mainstream venues, helping people of all ages and all walks of life to reduce and manage stress. Some schools have even replaced detention with mindfulness exercises! Furthermore, research is showing that children of all ages benefit big time from parenting that incorporates aspects of mindfulness … Continue reading Mindful Parenting with Inga Bohnekamp

Parenting for World Harmony: A Look Back on AP Month 2016

As parents, we’re peacemakers by default. Last October, during Attachment Parenting Month 2016, parents around the globe were celebrated, encouraged, and supported as they discovered ways toward more peace and harmony in their homes, communities, and world. Attachment Parenting Month is an international, annual observance held each October during which Attachment Parenting International (API), the Sears … Continue reading Parenting for World Harmony: A Look Back on AP Month 2016

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