Thu, 04/24/2014 – 1:01 | No Comment

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.

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 | 16 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, …

Ensuring Peaceful Nights with Your Baby
Tue, 29/06/10 – 5:23 | 8 Comments

By Naomi Aldort, author of Raising Our Children, Raising Ourselves, www.authenticparent.com
Q:
We cosleep with our baby, but she keeps waking up every hour or two to breastfeed. I put her to sleep at 7  p.m., and she …

The Breastfeeding Father
Tue, 29/06/10 – 4:36 | 10 Comments

By Jarold Johnston, CNM, IBCLC
Dad’s job is to take over the job of the lactation consultant when the family goes home from the hospital. The father is who will be available to answer questions at …

How Does Your Baby Sleep?
Tue, 22/06/10 – 18:02 | 7 Comments

By Pinky McKay, IBCLC, CIMI, author of Sleeping Like a Baby, www.pinkymckay.com
Just like us, each baby is unique and needs a different amount of sleep. Even within the same family, we can have “high energy” …

#1 on the Breastfeeding Team –> Daddy
Tue, 22/06/10 – 17:56 | 5 Comments

By Jarold Johnston, CNM, IBCLC
As a midwife, lactation consultant, and father of seven beautiful breastfed babies, I’m often asked to share my perspectives with new parents. First, let me say, I have found through personal …

Spirit or Form…Does It Matter Which Comes First?
Wed, 2/06/10 – 20:40 | 3 Comments

By Shoshana Hayman, director of the Life Center/Israel Center for Attachment Parenting, http://lifeCenter.org.il
“Say you’re sorry to your brother.”
“Say thank-you to Grandma.”
“Do your math homework now.”
“It’s time to practice the piano.”
Before we try to get a …

The Grandparent Challenge
Wed, 2/06/10 – 20:27 | 12 Comments

By Sonya Fehér, contributing editor for the API Speaks blog, leader for API of South Austin, Texas, USA, and blogger at www.mamatrue.com
How many of us arrived at Attachment Parenting because we wanted to parent differently …

Infant Massage, Demystified (& Interview with massage therapist Robin Gillies)
Wed, 19/05/10 – 11:50 | No Comment

By Robin Gillies, LMT, www.breathingroomnyc.com 
The secret of infant massage, in my opinion and experience, is this: Mothers and fathers – especially those who practice Attachment Parenting and therefore really in touch with their children – will know instinctively how to …

Managing Your Time Online
Wed, 19/05/10 – 11:45 | 9 Comments

By Judy Arnall, author of Discipline without Distress, www.professionalparenting.ca
One of my worst parenting days was when I was still sitting at my computer in pajamas and my husband walked through the front door. I thought …

The Danger of Pharmaceuticals
Tue, 4/05/10 – 21:18 | 3 Comments

By Adrienne Carmack, MD

In April 2005, Rani Jamieson gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Tariq. She was given Tylenol #3, a medication containing acetaminophen and codeine, for postpartum pain. She took two pills twice …

Latest Research on Long-term Effects of Child Abuse
Tue, 4/05/10 – 20:48 | 5 Comments

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
In the United States alone, there are 3.2 million referrals to social services on allegations of child maltreatment each year – one-quarter of which are found …

Welcome to the Twilight Zone: A Boy Brought Back from Autism
Mon, 19/04/10 – 1:30 | No Comment

By Avril Dannebaum, co-leader of API-NYC
My son woke up that summer morning and came to me. His light blue-green eyes were clear, and he looked healthier than I had seen him in a long time. Something …

An AP Approach to Autism
Mon, 19/04/10 – 0:46 | No Comment

By Melissa Hincha-Ownby, editor of the API Speaks blog
Like many families that I know, my husband and I just sort of fell into Attachment Parenting. When our son was born in 2001, we found our parenting …

The Autism Book: Interview with pediatrician Dr. Robert Sears
Wed, 7/04/10 – 3:06 | No Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
I have to admit that before I read the latest addition to the Sears Parenting Library – The Autism Book: What Every Parent Needs to …

From Heartache to Hope: Interview with Leisa Hammett of the Autism Society of Middle Tennessee
Wed, 7/04/10 – 2:48 | One Comment

By Rita Brhel, managing editor and attachment parenting resource leader (API)
The personal stories of families and individuals affected by autism in the beautifully photographed book, From Heartache to Hope: Middle Tennessee Families Living with Autism …

Parenting without Punishment or Reward…Really?
Wed, 31/03/10 – 0:07 | 2 Comments

By Larissa Dann, Australia’s parenting editor for The Attached Family
I was 31 years old. In my arms, I held another life. He was warm, pliable and soft, caked in afterbirth, and seemed breakable. He had huge …