API's Publications Team aims to explore all facets of Attachment Parenting, from educating on the importance of secure parent-child attachment to supporting parents in making family-centered choices to exploring the research behind Attachment Parenting to opening discussion among parents and professionals on the impact of parenting trends on our society.
API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy, emotional bonds between children and their parents. Through education, support, advocacy and research, API's principal goal is to heighten global awareness of the profound significance of secure attachment -- not only to invest in our children's bright futures, but to reduce and ultimately prevent emotional and physical mistreatment of children, addiction, crime, behavioral disorders, mental illness and other outcomes of early unhealthy attachment.
All of API's publications below are available free-of-charge to API Advocates, a free membership program.
Attached Family is a quarterly (4 issues per year) magazine that explores themes in Attachment Parenting. The magazine is available as a digital version with a print-on-demand option. Print copies are provided to API Leaders and their local API Support Groups. Recent issues have included "Voices of Breastfeeding," "Loving Uniquely," "Parent Support," "The Serious Side of New Parenthood," "Making Sense of Parenting Media," "Caring for Our Children" and "Families at Play." Issues-based content can be found on The Attached Family.com. Editor: Rita Brhel.
The Journal of Attachment Parenting is an annual (1 issue per year) review of current research supportive of the sensitive responsiveness that defines Attachment Parenting. The Journal is available online through an innovate content management program as well as a printable digital version. Editor: Art Yuen
APtly Said offers inspiring posts 2 to 3 times a week. The blog is written by parents striving to embrace API's Eight Principles of Parenting in their families on a daily basis, giving a real-life look at Attachment Parenting in the home. Editor position OPEN / Interim editor: Rita Brhel. Contact us if interested in learning about this position.
Parent Compass is a bimonthly message from API's cofounders, Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker, on the societal impact of Attachment Parenting.