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API Celebrates 20 Years of Serving Families!

"If a community values its children, it must cherish their parents." Dr. John Bowlby


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Voices of Breastfeeding: Double Edition of 2014 Attached Family Magazine


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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.


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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

03/05/2015
Location: Haven's Center
03/06/2015
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA
03/07/2015
Location: 5091 N Fresno St. Ste 133 Fresno, California 93710
03/07/2015
Location: Shakti of the Mountains
03/08/2015
Location: Richmond Library

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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: March update

In the book Love and Anger, we’ve discussed so far how anger is a natural emotion. A lot of the readers in the book club felt reassured that they weren’t the only ones to have felt this way before. They enjoyed the stories that the shared in chapter 1 to show examples of situations in which we as parents can become angry.

In memory of Marshall Rosenberg, Father of Nonviolent Communication

All of us at Attachment Parenting International (API) were saddened to hear earlier this week the news of Marshall Rosenberg’s passing. His book Nonviolent Communication is one of the most valuable resources available to the staff and leaders who volunteer time with API.

Pathways to Child Flourishing Symposia

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Thank you to all the API volunteers, from 1994 to today!
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