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"Attached at the Heart" Updated Edition
"Attached at the Heart" is the definitive resource on Attachment Parenting, refined through 20 years of research and parent-to-parent support. Now this primary text for API Leaders has been released in an updated edition. Purchase it from your favorite retailer.

The truth is...

when we strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children's need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships.

API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. A life cycle of compassion and connection.

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API Thanks these Supporters for Investing in Healthy Families

Dedicated individuals, and The Phil and Reedy Hickey Fund for the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, The Iowa Foundation for Education, the Environment and the Arts, Cole-Belin Education Foundation, and The Columbus Foundation

Upcoming events

Location: The Well Baby Center
Location: Vigo County Public Library
Location: Haven's Center
Location: 5091 N Fresno St. Ste 133 Fresno, California 93710
Location: Shakti of the Mountains

Our 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.

API Reads: November Update

For November and a part of December, we are reading "Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles" by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. For December and a portion of January we'll be reading "Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings" by Dr. Laura Markham.

AP Month Auction Open Now Through Oct 31, 2015

The Attachment Parenting International AP Month Auction is an exciting, 14-day event where you'll find a variety of one-of-a-kind items up for grabs at unbelievable prices.  Stock up for holidays or year-round gifts.

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Register, place your bids and check back frequently to stay on top of this exciting and fast paced event all that benefits your favorite cause!

Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support parents and children through free, research-based, parent information and support.

API Volunteers make all the difference

Messages from the AP community in acknowledgment and appreciation for all you do for families.
Thank you to all the API volunteers, from 1994 to today!
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