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Attachment Parenting International Welcomes Lisa Reagan to the API Resource Advisory Council

Co-Founder of Families for Conscious Living and Executive Editor of Kindred is the latest addition to the API Resource Advisory Council

Attachment Parenting International (API), a non-profit global network of parenting support groups with more than 60 locations around the world, announces its newest Resource Advisory Council member, cofounder of Families for Conscious Living and Executive Editor of Kindred, Lisa Reagan.

On a mother (of a) quest for 15 years as a journalist, activist and nonprofit visionary, Lisa Reagan explores the space between our unsustainable industrial story and the emerging story of what is possible for Cultural Creative families – who are leading the way forward.

Lisa is a co-founder of the nonprofit, Families for Conscious Living and the executive editor of, Kindred. Her vision of serving Cultural Creative families is currently carried forward through nonprofit collaborations and over 300 international Pathways Connect Gathering Groups sponsored by the award-winning, conscious living magazine, Pathways to Family Wellness.

Lisa is featured in the film documentary, The Love Bomb. Her forthcoming books share her 15-year adventure exploring the conscious living movement.

“We are thrilled to welcome Lisa Reagan to the Resource Advisory Council for API. Lisa is a dedicated parent, talented journalist and a long time supporter of the ideals and principles of API.  We look forward to many years of collaboration with her and her various endeavors!”  said Barbara Nicholson, API cofounder with Lysa Parker.

Lisa Reagan states that "Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson are two of the most influential and inspirational people in my life. They were there for me at the beginning of my own conscious parenting journey and I have been delighted to continue to know and work with them through the years.” She adds, “As API comes into its 20th anniversary as a dynamic and mature nonprofit, and attachment science continues to flourish, I am honored to be a member of the Resource Advisory Council, and serve alongside the scholars and advocates of the API research team."

API Resource Advisory Council members are experts in their professional fields, giving advice, lending their expertise, and supporting the mission and vision of API.

Attachment Parenting is based in the practice of nurturing parenting methods that create strong

emotional bonds, also known as secure attachment, between the infant and parent(s). This style of parenting encourages responsiveness to children’s emotional needs, enabling children to develop trust that their needs will be met. As a result, this strong attachment helps children develop the capacity for secure, empathic, peaceful, and enduring relationships that follow them into adulthood.

Attachment Parenting International (API) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization founded

in 1994 to network with parents, professionals and like-minded organizations around the world. API’s mission is to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world. In addition to providing assistance in forming Attachment Parenting support groups, API functions as a clearinghouse providing educational materials,research information, consultative, referral and speaker services to promote Attachment Parenting concepts.

API Reads Selection for March, April, and May 2014: Giving the Love that Heals

We’ve started talking about Giving the Love That Heals by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.

Just a few of the topics we’ll be discussing in April will be:

  • Growing Yourself Up

  • The Stage of Attachment

  • The Stage of Exploration

  • The Stage of Identity

  • The Stage of Competence

So far we’ve learned how our unconscious mind has controlled most of our parenting based upon our own upbringing. We do have the power to change these unconscious decisions though. We can do so through our actions and our intentional dialogue with our children. We’ve been having a few deep discussions. Our discussions happen on GoodReads. The next book up for discussion in June, July, and August will be Attached at the Heart, 2nd Edition by Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson.

API Reads Selection for March and April 2014: Giving the Love that Heals

Let’s start out March talking about Giving the Love That Heals by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D. Just a few of the topics we’ll be discussing in March will be:

  • The Unconscious Parent

  • The Child as Teacher

  • The Conscious Parent

  • Growing Yourself Up

Through this read you will learn how to heal your own wounds as you nurture your own child. As you will see you can have a very fulfilling relationship with your child no matter what their age is. Our discussions happen on GoodReads. The next book up for discussion in May and June will be Attached at the Heart, 2nd Edition by Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson.

API's 2014 Annual Appeal Campaign Invites You to Give and Perpetuate Compassion

Please Donate to API today.

API kicks off its Annual Appeal and invites you to support the movement that is making a difference in families' lives and the world. Help us meet our 2014 budget and sustain and grow API's programs. Your gift of any amount makes a difference. Thank you for your support, compassion, and generosity. Thank you to the amazing volunteers who put this appeal together with so much heart.

Attached at the Heart makes a great gift

API Reads Selection for January and February: The Science of Parenting

Let’s start out 2014 talking about The Science of Parenting by Margot Sunderland. Some of the interesting sections from the first half of the book are:

Your child’s three brains
Parenting the brain
The science of comforting
The need to cling
Getting your child to sleep
The power of hormones
The importance of play
Temper tantrums

This should be a very good read in which you’ll become absorbed and learn some interesting facts along the way. Our discussions happen on GoodReads. We’ll be discussing The Science of Parenting this January and February. The next book up for discussion in March and April will be Giving the Love that Heals by Harville Hendrix and Helen Hunt.

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