Communicating Love to Children of All Ages is Important
This Principle is not complete without reading API's Eight Principles of Parenting Introduction -- important information for understanding the context API's Principles of Parenting.
Babies and young children have an intense need for the physical presence of a consistent, loving, responsive caregiver: ideally a parent. Daily care and playful, loving interactions build strong bonds. By providing consistent, loving care from early infancy, parents strengthen their relationship with their child and build a healthy attachment.
- Provide Consistent and Loving Care - One of API's Eight Principles of Parenting
- My husband is going on a business trip soon, and he wants me to join him to attend some workshops where children aren't allowed. It will require that I leave my three-year-old daughter, who I'm not sure is ready for that type of separation. Thoughts?
- One mom describes how she uses tantrums as an opportunity to connect with her child on APtly Said (blog)
- Read APing a teen...easier? on the API Forums
- Read I've got a teen! on the API Forums
- Discuss how you communicate love with your older children on the API Forums
The Attached Family
API's The Attached Family online magazine, updated weekly with articles on a variety of topics, is an extension of the quarterly The Attached Family print magazine. The following articles on Communicating Love are accessible at no cost on The Attached Family online magazine. Please consider joining API to help support API's ability to continue providing this information.
- The Vital Importance of the Grandparent-Grandchild Bond
- The Secret Power of Ignorance
- AP Teaches Assertiveness
- When ‘D’ Meets ‘S’: The Role of Personality in Parenting
- Helping Children Resolve Emotional Hurts
Members also receive a quarterly magazine, The Attached Family. Each fall’s annual Growing Child issue focuses specifically on Attachment Parenting with children ages 5+.