The API Reads program is a way for you to read books that help you further your connection with your child and family. It is an educational resource but also a great way to discuss with others the parenting books you're already reading or had on your list. Its way more fun to read a book with a community than it is to read alone. Why not enjoy a discussion to see what points in the book really resonated with you, what portions you felt you wanted to get more information on, and what portions you felt were just not going to work in your family so that you can find suggestions on how it could. The API Reads program is a valuable resource to add to your attachment parenting toolkit. Don't have time to read… join in the discussion any ways to see what useful information you can gather for a time period when reading is a much longed for indulgence. Plus, some of the books will be in audio format as well. We hope you enjoy and participate in the API Reads program through our blog (http://www.attachmentparenting.org/support/aptlysaid;) or through Good Reads (https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/95405-api-reads).
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February through April: Love and Anger: The Parental Dilemma by Nancy Samalin
May through August: Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman
September through October: Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne
Oct through November: Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka
December through January (2016): Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings: How to Stop the Fighting and Raise Friends for Life by Dr. Laura Markham
Younger child book club:
Jan/Feb: The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland
Mar/Apr/May: Giving the Love that Heals by Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt
Jun/Jul/Aug: 2nd edition of Attached at the Heart by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker
Sep/Oct/Nov: Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel
Older child book club:
Sep/Oct/Nov/Dec: Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon
May/June: Attached at the Heart by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker
July/August: Nurturing the Soul of Your Family: 10 Ways to Reconnect and Find Peace in Everyday Lifeby Renée Peterson Trudeau
September/October: Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix
November/December: Raising an Emotionally Intelligent Child: The Heart of Parenting by John Gottman, Ph.D.
Any good books you've read that you think would be wonderful to add to the mix? Email us to let us know.
Happy reading everyone!