APtly Said

APtly Said is API’s blog for parents written by parents striving to embrace API’s Eight Principles of Parenting in their families on a daily basis. Posts are provided through a core team of bloggers with guest posts accepted regularly. Contact Rita Brhel, interim editor, for submission guidelines. 

Sep 21, 2016

“But peace is about much more than putting weapons aside. It is about building a global society in which people live free from poverty adn share the benefits of prosperity. It is about growing together and supporting each other as a universal family.” ~ Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary-General

There seems to be barely a day when we don’t hear of a tragedy somewhere on the globe — an act of violence, a casualty of war, a community in mourning, a home shattered by abuse. Where is peace?

Peace in our world, our nations, our communities, our homes, ourselves — we all want it, but it can seem unattainable in the societies where we live. Or is it?

On this...

Sep 20, 2016

We’ve got a big idea for AP Month this year, but it depends on a collaboration with you – and all AP families!

Let’s build a photographic image-base of “harmony” together  – and share with the world!

The AP Month theme this year is “Nurturing Peace for World Harmony” because we’re working toward building an antidote to the levels of global unrest, conflict and strife that saturates the media and, for far too many of us, is a daily reality.

Our AP Month theme this October focuses on how we aim to live and reflect the possibilities of a better way of life. We want to dig into the practicalities that give rise to more idealistic situations.  What can  we do  – and what do we already do – to live in harmony each day?

In gathering a photo-collage of...

Sep 14, 2016

IMAG00863My daughter and I stopped bedsharing a few months ago, just before her 2nd birthday. She was excited to move out of the daybed we shared in her room and into her own...

Sep 11, 2016

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Editor’s Note: Today, in observance of Grandparents’ Day, we acknowledge and honor grandparents for their love, dedication, and contributions to their evolving families and future generations. As we celebrate grandparents, we spotlight the growing trend in the U.S. of grandparents raising their grandchildren.


Sep 08, 2016

David Smith - Lorenzo in back rowThis past week was an emotional one for us. Our 22-year old son departed for Namibia, a country in southwestern Africa...

Sep 02, 2016

pixabay - hands holding tantrumming childYou can tell a lot about a person by their shopping cart...

Aug 31, 2016

girl dandelion wishI dropped off my 10-year-old daughter at the art museum for another fun, creative day of summer...

Aug 23, 2016

Blog post we love badge jpgEditor’s note: Attachment Parenting International (API) is so grateful to the parents who share their experiences on...

Aug 17, 2016

pixabay - rio olympcsAn American competitive swimmer, 31-year-old...

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