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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
Voices of Breastfeeding: Double Edition of 2014 Attached Family Magazine
"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: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA
Location: 5091 N Fresno St. Ste 133 Fresno, California 93710
Location: Shakti of the Mountains
Location: Radiant Heart Yoga
Location: Northern Colorado

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: August Update

We are finishing up Parenting Without Power Struggles by Susan Stiffelman and will begin Simplicity Parenting by Kim John Payne beginning August 31st. Parenting Without Power Struggles has been an excellent book in the positive discipline arena. If you haven't read it yet, be sure to pick it up and read it on your own.

API's Parenting Educator Training L.A. August 13-15

Make a difference in parents and children's lives by offering parenting education with attachment in mind--API's next parenting educator training is in Los Angeles August 13-15 with the early bird discount registration available until July 30. This training includes a special guest--noted author on attachment parenting, Martha Sears!

Here is what our attendees have said:

"The lesson plans are meticulously organized, easy to follow and beautiful! I'm excited to present this information to parents."

"I have always had to write my own curriculum-this is the most information and resources I have ever had to begin with-Thank you so much!" ~Atlanta Training

I especially loved the balance of time on the curriculum as well as time for personal sharing. Your passion for your work is heartening~Thank you!" ~Tempe, AZ training

"I learned so much amazing information...everything was so valuable." ~Tempe, AZ training

"Fantastic, cutting edge, skillfully delivered~Thank you!" ~San Antonio training

For API's Attached at the Heart L.A. training discounted registration available until July 30th apply here now: http://www.attachmentparenting.org/parented. Led by the founders of API, Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson.

The Attached at the Heart parenting educator program will take place in Whittier, CA (Greater LA Area) , Aug 13th - Aug 15th, 2015.

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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