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November 2009
Greetings!
 
API is pleased to welcome new API Leader Lamelle Ryman with the API of New York City Support Group!
 
When you have a group of passionate people like we do here at API, they just want to give you more and more! Our mission begins with awareness and education so we want to provide you with useful information. The mission doesn't stop there because we want to help you support the changes you adopt for your family--the ones we all struggle with, like being more patient or creative when we're under stress, or being present when busyness tries to dominate, and then help you advocate for a supportive attachment parenting environment. 
 
We think quarterly is not often enough to give us all that regular boost, plus there is a great deal of information to share! So here's a handy guide to API's publications that you'll want to make sure you're signed up for:
  • Parent Compass - This is API's brand new publication for members that debuted last week. It features in-depth wisdom on attachment parenting and is delivered once a month.
  • API Links - You're reading it now! It has changed its style but really brings you more of the same great features, news, articles, and API services and products. It's delivered once a month and anyone can sign up to receive it.
  • Parenting This Week - Except for the week API Links comes out, this enewsletter notifies you each week of the new posts available to read on The Attached Family magazine online. It also features an API Speaks blog post and an API Forum Q&A.
The links to The Attached Family online magazine in Parenting This Week require a login and password, available in your print or electronic version of The Attached Family or, for easy reference, in the API Forum members section (for which the password is not one and the same, but rather one you create).
 
Note that the magazine password will change occasionally so be sure to make a note of it. Why is it password protected? The online extension of the magazine was our way to keep The Attached Family print magazine of value to you as well as keep the costs and carbon footprint down by slightly reducing the number of pages. So the online site is a benefit of membership--and membership is only $35, a contribution that API leverages into helping more families every day.
 
The featured API Speaks blog and API Forum links do not require a login and password for reading posts, and articles and resources are regularly being added to the website, forum and blog--completely free of charge to you.
  • APBs - Attachment Parenting Bulletins are special notices about events and opportunities you won't want to miss, and these will usually be infrequent.
We welcome your questions and comments, and we thank you for reading, sharing your thoughts with us, and forwarding API Links to others to create more awareness about the respectful care and nurturing of children.
 
Sincerely,
  Samantha
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Tomorrow, Friday, November 13 at 9PM EST / 6 PM PST. Register now ...
 
The importance of active parenting continues through the teen years. Read more ...
The Attached Family interviews La Leche League co-founder Marian Tompson on her new efforts to further breastfeeding research. Read more...
 
Alcohol and Co-Sleeping Affect Risks for SIDS 
New research is showing that perhaps the risks for SIDS are more nuanced than once thought. Read more ...
 
Share your API Story
We want to know--how has API made a difference? Take our 2009 parent survey. Read more ...
 
New Study Finds SIDS Linked to Parental Alcohol and Drug Use
We hear about the dangers of co-sleeping. But it turns out that those dangers practically disappeared when drug and alcohol were taken into account. Read more ... 
 
Garth Brooks Sets the Right Example for Fathers
Almost ten years ago, Garth Brooks left his multimillion-dollar recording career to spend more time with his children. Read more ...
 
For Some Parents, Shouting Is the New Spanking
Many in today's generation of parents would never spank their children. But, incongruously and with regularity, this is a generation that yells. Read more ... 
 
Reclaim Your Right to Birth Right
The truth about labor and birth is, the medicalization of the process really does do more harm than good, says this MD. Read more ... 
 
Quality of relationship between parents means more to how children turn out than we all realized. Read more ... 
 
Newborns' Cry Melody is Shaped by Their Native Language 
A study compares the cries of French and German babies. Read more ...
 
Parents Leave a Footprint on their Children's Brains
"Parents need to fuel their children's brains with talk, touch and sensitive stimulation that involves give and take." Read more ...
 
Become an API Leader!
Bring API to your community, and we'll help and support you. Come on, you know you want to! Read more ...
 
Discuss Great Books with API Reads
API Reads is an online book club for parents. The current read is Attachment Parenting: Instinctive Care For Your Baby and Young Child by Katie Allison Granju. Read more ...
 
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