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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With you every step of the way

We're here to provide support and resources to help your parenting journey be fulfilling and peaceful


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Your financial contributions nourish API's family support: the strong root system of prevention that allows everyone to fully bloom. Imagine a world full of healthy, productive, compassionate people.


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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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We can nurture our children for a more compassionate world

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

09/21/2014
Location: 13401 Chenal Pkwy, Little Rock, AR
09/21/2014
Location: Blakemore United Methodist Church
09/23/2014
Location: Tifereth Israel Synagogue
09/27/2014
Location: Well Rounded Mama Homestead
09/27/2014
Location: Michaels Episcopal Church

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: September - Parenting from the Inside Out & Parent Effectiveness Training

This is our exciting month for API Reads in which you the reader get to choose which direction you’ll go in your reading. We are still reading Parenting from the Inside Out by Daniel Siegel MD for the general audience and for those with children under the school-age years. We will also be reading Parent Effectiveness Training by Thomas Gordon for those with children who are in the school-age years and above.

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!

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."

Pathways to Child Flourishing Symposia

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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