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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.

Teens and Sex from an Attachment Perspective
Thu, 3/03/11 – 11:17 | 25 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifeCenter.org.il
You cannot understand sexuality without first understanding the attachment dynamic, psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld explains. The pursuit of proximity is one of the …

Why It’s Important to Help Children Make Friends
Thu, 3/03/11 – 11:01 | 3 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
My four-year-old is exceptionally smart but has a tough time with social relationships due to developmental delays spurring from prematurity. In fact, she’s in a …

Respectful Potty Training
Tue, 1/02/11 – 20:36 | 10 Comments

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.naomialdort.com
Q: I have read about raising babies without diapers, or getting them out of diapers by two. I am pregnant and would like to do …

Routines for Preschoolers
Tue, 1/02/11 – 20:12 | 5 Comments

By Kelly Bartlett, certified positive discipline educator and leader for East Portland API, Oregon USA
Many parents fall into a routine with their new baby sometime in the first few months of life. Eating and sleeping …

When Daddy Goes Away
Sun, 23/01/11 – 19:18 | 8 Comments

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.naomialdort.com
Q: My husband will be going away for eight weeks in the near future. I am wondering how I can ease the stress of this …

Spotlight On: Camp Common Ground
Sun, 23/01/11 – 18:38 | 2 Comments

API: Tell us, exactly what is Camp Common Ground?
CAROLE BLANE: I am a Leader of an Attachment Parenting International group in New Jersey and also the Program Coordinator at Camp Common Ground in Vermont. I …

The Best Time for Bilingual Education
Sun, 23/01/11 – 18:35 | No Comment

By Emily Patterson and Kathleen Thomas, www.primroseschools.com
Traditional wisdom has been to start teaching a second language in middle school, or even high school. Yet numerous research studies clearly demonstrate that the optimal period in a …

What’s the Big Deal with CIO?
Mon, 3/01/11 – 20:58 | 37 Comments

By Margaret Chuong-Kim, MA
Among parents of infants these days, there is constant debate about how to respond to a baby’s cries. On one hand, there are proponents of the “cry it out” method, where the …

Healing Birth, The Second Time Around
Mon, 3/01/11 – 20:50 | 5 Comments

By Heather Spergel
How do you heal from a traumatic birth experience? How do you put it behind you and find the inner strength to not only move on but to decide to do it all …

The Toddler: ‘Baby on Wheels’
Mon, 3/01/11 – 20:41 | 2 Comments

By Avanya Manasseh
It’s 8:30 in the morning. My husband looks at me on his way to work and says, “Have a great day!” Apparently he didn’t notice the poop on my shirt and disinfectant wipes …

A Touch Today for a Better Tomorrow
Mon, 3/01/11 – 20:32 | One Comment

By Danielle Buffardi, Nurturing Touch Editor for The Attached Family magazine
Beginning in the womb, your child becomes used to your touch. The swishing of the amniotic fluid and your gentle movements sway your child within …

A Lullaby Massage Riddle
Mon, 3/01/11 – 20:21 | No Comment

By Sybil L. Hart, PhD, author of Lullaby Massage
Who would be the last parent to get voted off the island? Would our champ be the one able to take a pair of toddlers camping and …

The Daycare Dilemma
Tue, 2/11/10 – 19:49 | 30 Comments

By Jan Hunt, founder/director of The Natural Child Project, www.naturalchild.org
It’s always a dilemma for me to know just how to address the subject of substitute care, because there is such a gap in our culture …

How to Use Family Meetings
Wed, 20/10/10 – 15:05 | 6 Comments

By Kelly Bartlett, certified positive discipline educator and leader for East Portland API, Oregon USA
No matter if yours is a family of two or ten, taking regular opportunities to get together and talk about “business” helps …

The Room of a Teenage Boy: A Look at AP with Teens
Mon, 4/10/10 – 20:17 | 5 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifeCenter.org.il
The sign on the door was hardly welcoming. It read, “Warning! Restricted Area. No Trespassing. Use of Deadly Force Authorized!”
I was invited in. The younger …

10 Ways to Gently Respond When Children Say “I Can’t!”
Thu, 30/09/10 – 9:21 | One Comment

By Dionna Ford, contributing editor to the API Speaks blog, blogger at www.codenamemama.com, cofounder of www.nursingfreedom.org
My son, Kieran, has been struggling with a bout of the “I cannot’s” lately.
“I cannot take my shirt off, you do …

Empowering Children with Choices
Tue, 21/09/10 – 16:11 | 3 Comments

By Kelly Bartlett, certified positive discipline educator and leader for East Portland API, Oregon USA
Certainly there comes a point in our children’s lives where we need them to take on some added responsibility for themselves. …

Does My Baby Need Routine Sleep Time?
Wed, 8/09/10 – 17:15 | 12 Comments

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.naomialdort.com
Q: I get a lot of advice that babies and children do better if they have a routine way of doing everything, especially sleep time. …

Helping Children Become Independent
Wed, 25/08/10 – 1:46 | 3 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifeCenter.org.il
There are some things that simply drive us parents crazy: One is when your child insists on doing something that you want to …

One-on-One Time
Wed, 18/08/10 – 0:38 | 4 Comments

 

By Kelly Bartlett, certified positive discipline educator and leader for East Portland API, Oregon USA
This weekend, my husband and daughter went camping, and I was able to spend 2 whole days with just my son. It …

API Parenting Support Survey: Parents Crave Local Support
Sat, 7/08/10 – 9:47 | 2 Comments

A 2009 online survey by Attachment Parenting International revealed that parents around the world are hungry for support and education in their Attachment Parenting choices. Results from the survey clarify API’s role in providing this support.
This …

Why Your Child Doesn’t Share
Thu, 29/07/10 – 15:45 | 15 Comments

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.naomialdort.com
Q: Our neighbor’s child happily shares everything, but our children don’t. They don’t share with each other either, and every piece of a treat …

A Place for Timeout?
Thu, 29/07/10 – 15:19 | 3 Comments

By Kelly Bartlett, certified positive discipline educator and leader for East Portland API, Oregon USA
Skippyjon Jones is a Siamese cat, and he needs a timeout to think about that. Skippyjon Jones, written by Judy Schachner, …

Interaction and Relationships in Breastfeeding Families: Interview with Dr. Keren Epstein-Gilboa
Wed, 14/07/10 – 20:15 | 23 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
Having nursed one child and not the other, I can say with confidence that there is something truly magical about the breastfeeding relationship. So much …

Spotlight On: Snuggle Me Cushion
Wed, 14/07/10 – 19:56 | 4 Comments

Interviews by Rita Brhel, executive editor of The Attached Family
No doubt you saw the two Snuggle Me Cushions included in the Spring 2010 Giveaway through the New Baby edition of The Attached Family magazine.
Shell Rasmussen, …