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There's a lot happening at API. Whether it's new API offerings; API Leader, Board Members, and staff bringing AP to the forefront in the media; or Principle-related news from around the world, this is the place to check for the details on all API News.

API's Online Auction is Open: Bid Today!

API's Online Auction is Open:  Bid Today!
Nylon Backpacks
How many good things can you accomplish at once?  
These THREE (or more!) great things happen when you bid and share the API Online Auction: 
  1. You get (and can give!) super deals on unique items. 
  2. You share the love (by helping others get great gift deals) when you invite others to bid.
  3. You support parents everywhere because auction proceeds directly fund API parent support programs.
Still here? Get bidding!
Thank you for supporting API!

Similar to traditional prayer flags, the colorful API backpacks seem to be spreading peace, compassion, strength and wisdom on the wind in honor of our AP Month theme (above).
Soak up plenty of daily AP Month peace and harmony as the AP Month celebration continues through October 31.

Nurturing Peace for World Harmony - AP Month 2016!

As parents, we’re peacemakers by default.

Sure, we all fall short sometimes:  who of us isn’t tired, cranky, annoyed and just worn down at times?

Parenting Educator Training Oct 18-20 in Brooklyn


Based on the book Attached at the Heart, the Attached at the Heart Parenting Educator (AHPE) program is grounded in attachment theory, informed by cutting edge research, and designed as a prevention model to help parents better understand and apply the Eight Principles of Parenting for a child’s optimal physical and emotional development.

API 2015 Year in Review

After celebrating API’s 20th year serving families and validating the impact of API, 2015 was a year to plan and ensure that API can continue our services and programs. API continued valuable programs such as accrediting leaders, distributing research-backed and investigative articles in timely publications, raising awareness about secure attachment, and helping individual families nurture for a more compassionate future. This is the core of API’s work. Families and services are grateful for your support and donations, and want you know how much you accomplished.

Accredit, Join, Serve

You brought the number of API Leaders and leader applicants to 248 and local support groups to 80, with several new countries represented. You provided the support leaders needed, such as meeting guides, outreach materials, mentoring, monthly support calls, “Leader Talk” enewsletters, and “Connections” blog posts, as well as addressed unique circumstances with one-on-one support from API staff. You developed a new Support Group Reporting form to help tell the API story more effectively. You celebrated API Leaders with 1, 5, 10, and even more than 15 years of...

API Reads: November Update

For November and a part of December, we are reading "Kids, Parents, and Power Struggles" by Mary Sheedy Kurcinka. For December and a portion of January we'll be reading "Peaceful Parent, Happy Siblings" by Dr. Laura Markham.

AP Month Auction Open Now Through Oct 31, 2015

The Attachment Parenting International AP Month Auction is an exciting, 14-day event where you'll find a variety of one-of-a-kind items up for grabs at unbelievable prices.  Stock up for holidays or year-round gifts.

View all auction items now!

Register, place your bids and check back frequently to stay on top of this exciting and fast paced event all that benefits your favorite cause!

Our goal is to raise $15,000 to support parents and children through free, research-based, parent information and support.

API Auction Opens October 18; Receiving Donated Items Now

Event Date(s): 
Sunday, October 18, 2015 to Saturday, October 31, 2015

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Starting on October 18, 2015, Attachment Parenting International will be auctioning off a number of fun and unique items to bid on to raise money for our organization - and the more items we have the more money we can raise, so we're asking for your help.

Show your support by clicking on the "Donate Items" button to contribute to our catalog. 

Give a little and get a lot in return. 
Whether you have 1 item or 100 to contribute, your participation is an invaluable part of our fundraising efforts. By donating an item or service directly online, you'll be helping to raise money for our organization, and you'll receive a mention on our site that can link back to your own web page.

October is Attachment Parenting Month: "Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society."

Attachment Parenting International's photo.October is Attachment Parenting Month and all month long API will be shining a light on "Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society." Follow along to learn more about this year's theme, and enjoy parent stories, API support group events, daily tips, the photo gallery, the AP Month Auction (Oct 18-31), and much more on the importance of early secure attachment for our children, families, and society.

Learn more at:


API - Staying Kindful and in Constant Contact

A special message from API:

API is about families and a peaceful, joyful world. Our approach is to focus on spreading healthy attachment, empathy, responsiveness, and love. We look around and know there is an immense amount of work to be done and support to give.

As a grassroots movement and nonprofit, is valuable to have good strategies to take on the work. API relies on a small staff, incredible volunteers, and these strong systems to support parents, children, and professionals around the world.

© 1994-2016 Attachment Parenting International. All Rights Reserved. API is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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