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Attached Family: Parenting Without Shame

In this issue of Attached Family, we examine shame versus guilt and how shame contributes to emotional trauma. We look at the intersect of parenting and shame, keeping in mind that shame is a normal emotional response to certain social situations, but like anger or disappointment, when unresolved, shame can lead to lifelong difficulties.

Inside this issue, you'll find mind-bending, inspiring, and empowering features to stretch your parenting wings:

  • "What is Shame?" by API Executive Editor Rita Brhel -- defines shame, how it differs from guilt, when it crosses the line to become toxic shame, and what parents need to know
  • "Core Beliefs Color Your Parenting," also by Rita Brhel -- explains how shame-based core beliefs affect our everyday decisions, including our parenting behaviors
  • "What Makes Emotional Trauma? Fear, Disconnect and Shame," an interview with Daniela Sieff, PhD -- explores the ingredients to developing a shame-based view of oneself and what is all involved in healing, which certainly underlines the importance of prevention through parenting
  • "Parenting as a Protest Against Hate" by Lauren Gottschalk-Scher, fashion designer -- looks at how parenting can be activism
  • "What is Normal, Healthy Infant Sleep?" by API KnowledgeBase Coordinator Art Yuen -- discusses what biologically 
  • normal sleep in infants, and adults, looks like and the effects that artificial light and work productivity expectations have
  • "6 Tips to Lessen Separation Anxiety," also by Art Yuen -- looks at goodbye routines and other ideas for children and their parents when separation is necessary, such as for working parents
  • "Self-Validation Before Self-Control" by Denise Durkin, MA, parenting consultant -- explains how development of a

API responds to 2016 AAP Statement on Infant Sleep

Infants and parents benefit from breastfeeding and sleeping near one another, reducing SIDS risk by 50%

Attachment Parenting International responds to 2016 AAP Statement on Infant Sleep

Nashville, TN. (October 26, 2016) – Attachment Parenting International (API) welcomes the AAP’s latest Statement on Infant Sleep that acknowledges the dilemma parents face in providing responsive nighttime infant care in accordance with past AAP guidelines.

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

ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING FAMILIES CREATE SECURE ATTACHMENTS?

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.

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