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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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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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Attachment Parenting International Welcomes Lisa Reagan to the API Resource Advisory Council

Co-Founder of Families for Conscious Living and Executive Editor of Kindred is the latest addition to the API Resource Advisory Council

Attachment Parenting International (API), a non-profit global network of parenting support groups with more than 60 locations around the world, announces its newest Resource Advisory Council member, cofounder of Families for Conscious Living and Executive Editor of Kindred, Lisa Reagan.

On a mother (of a) quest for 15 years as a journalist, activist and nonprofit visionary, Lisa Reagan explores the space between our unsustainable industrial story and the emerging story of what is possible for Cultural Creative families – who are leading the way forward.

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API Reads Selection for March, April, and May 2014: Giving the Love that Heals

We’ve started talking about Giving the Love That Heals by Harville Hendrix, Ph.D and Helen LaKelly Hunt, Ph.D.

Just a few of the topics we’ll be discussing in April will be:

  • Growing Yourself Up

  • The Stage of Attachment

  • The Stage of Exploration

  • The Stage of Identity

  • The Stage of Competence

So far we’ve learned how our unconscious mind has controlled most of our parenting based upon our own upbringing. We do have the power to change these unconscious decisions though. We can do so through our actions and our intentional dialogue with our children. We’ve been having a few deep discussions. Our discussions happen on GoodReads. The next book up for discussion in June, July, and August will be Attached at the Heart, 2nd Edition by Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson.

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