Barbara Nicholson

Barbara Nicholson

MEd, CEIM, API Cofounder

Barbara Nicholson holds a master's degree in Education, specializing in learning disabilities. She taught school in the Texas school system before moving to Nashville, TN in 1980, where she became a Leader with La Leche League International, an educational and support organization for breastfeeding mothers. She led meetings and led parenting workshops for over 25 years. She is trained as a facilitator in the Nurturing Parenting Program and has spoken internationally about the relationship of societal violence and parenting practices. She is also a certified educator in Infant Massage (CEIM), through Infant Massage USA. Ms. Nicholson co-founded Attachment Parenting International in 1994 and served as the President of the Board for 15 years. She is the co-author with Lysa Parker of a new book, Attached at the Heart, 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children (HCI publishing, 2013) and a parenting curriculum of the same title based on the book.  She and Ms. Parker are conducting trainings for the parent education program around the U.S. She is the mother of four adult sons and lives with her husband in Nashville, TN .www.attachmentparenting.org   www.attachedattheheart.com 

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