2014 Attachment Parenting Conference: Cherishing Families, Flourishing Children

Join us for an historic AP gathering - September 27-28, 2014


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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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Families struggle every day with parenting and lack of support. Find connection, relationships, and basic principles that can make a difference in your home and the world.


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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

09/02/2014
Location: The Well Baby Center
09/02/2014
Location: Vigo County Public Library
09/04/2014
Location: Haven's Center
09/05/2014
Location: Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Fairfax, Oakton, VA
09/06/2014
Location: 5091 N Fresno St. Ste 133 Fresno, California 93710

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.

Touch 20

Touch 20.

Remember a parenting moment, day or phase you thought would never end? 

Remember a time you wished you could redo? 

What if you had the power to click a button and provide 20 other parents support on their worst day?

You do.

What if you could give 20 families the chance to experience fewer parenting regrets?

You can. 

Become one of API's "20 Who Touch 20."

API Reads: August - Attached at the Heart and Parenting from Inside Out

We will be ending our discussion of Attached at the Heart (2nd edition) by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker. The topics we’ll be discussing in August will be:​

  • Principle 8: Strive for Balance in Your Personal and Family Life - Peace Within Creates Peace at Home
  • Chapter 10: Nurturing Children for a Compassionate World
  • Wrapping it all up

​We will also begin our discussion of Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel J. Siegel MD once Attached at the Heart is finished. We’ll be discussing the Introduction, Chapters 1 and 2 starting on August 17th.

We have a new and exciting launch to API Reads that will begin in September! We will be launching the option of reading a book focused on the younger child set (birth to preschool) and one focused on the older child set (school-age and above) to be read simultaneously. This will allow you to focus on the book that seems of the most interest to you at the time. We are truly excited about this new offering and hope you will be too. Come check out GoodReads to see what books are in the queue so far!

Our discussions happen on GoodReads so don’t hesitate to join in the conversation. We read a chapter a week and sometimes you can’t get through the chapter and yet you’ll find you’ll still be able to participate in the conversation. So come join the other 400+ members who are already part of the conversation!

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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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