API in Illinois
Champaign-Urbana area (information only, no meetings)
Lake County API
Naperville API - For meeting information please visit our website at www.napervilleapi.org.
Schaumburg Area (information only, no meetings)
Attachment Parenting is a philosophy 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 the infant or child's emotional needs, and develops trust that their emotional needs will be met. As a result, this strong attachment helps the child develop secure, empathic, peaceful, and enduring relationships.
Attachment Parenting International (API) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization, networking with parents, professionals and like-minded organizations around the world. In addition to providing assistance in forming attachment parenting support groups, API provides educational materials, research information, consultative, referral and speaker services to promote attachment parenting concepts.