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For 30 years, Nurturings has worked hard to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful, and empathic children in order to strenghten families and create a more compassionate world.


We couldn't have done any of this without YOU! 

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30 Years delivering research based parenting information and support around the world.

Our Rings of Nurture form an Ecosystem of Relational Health around Families and Children

Nurturings offers a different kind of parenting resource -- one that aims to spark flourishing for parents, children, families and communities. 

Join us as we Celebrate 30 years of Supporting Families all over the world!


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30 for 30!

Everyone has a role to play in supporting families and children so we're asking for the ways that you're involved! Take on one or more of these challenges this month and help us celebrate 30 years of parenting support and play a role in supporting families and children. Our vision includes you and others to help extend support to the next generation! Which challenge will you accept?!


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Happy 30th Birthday Nurturings!

Today, 30 years ago, two schoolteachers -- Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson -- made the choice to found a nonprofit organization to support parents in raising their children with nurturing. 

This nonprofit, originally named Attachment Parenting International, was the precursor to the organization we know now as Nurturings.

Celebrate with us this month with a "walk" through Nurturings' last 30 years with daily posts on our Facebook page

We'll learn about those early years, remember the joys and trials of a growing international organization, and look forward to the years of parent support to come. 

Attached at the Heart

We are excited that the 3rd edition of Attached at the Heart is here from Praeclarus Press!

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Happy 30th Birthday Nurturings!

30 Years of Nurturings

Meet our Co-Founders and Co-Authors of Attached at the Heart

Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker

<h21>Barbara Nicholson, MEd, CEIM</h21>

Barbara Nicholson received a master’s degree in education from Stephen F. Austin State University and a bachelor’s degree in education from University of North Texas, with Learning Disabilities certification from Texas Woman’s University. Professionally, she taught children with learning disabilities and was a La Leche League International breastfeeding support group facilitator for over twenty-five years. She is a Certified Educator of Infant Massage through Infant Massage USA.



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<h21>Lysa Parker, MS, CFLE, CEIM</h21>

Lysa (Lisa) Parker received both her bachelor’s in education and her master’s degree in Human Environmental Sciences specializing in Human Development and Family Studies. She earned her designation of Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) from the National Council on Family Relations in 2004 and was the 2014 president for the Southeast Council on Family Relations. Lysa is also a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM). In 1994, she co founded Attachment Parenting International (API), now known as Nurturings, a nonprofit parent education & support organization.

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You've Heard About Resilience, But Have You Heard About PCEs?

Nurturings helps you build Positive Childhood Experiences, or PCEs, pronounced "pieces", which are the foundation of resilience and health. PCEs are powerful antidotes to adversity, and every parent and caregiver can provide them. See what PCEs are all about:

AP Support Groups

Click the locator pins on the map below to find parent groups and contact leaders, or use the list of groups here. Note: The location markers are approximate - please contact the Group Leader for the meeting locations and details.

Faces of Nurturings

We are grateful for ALL of our Staff, Board of Directors, Advisory Board, Editorial Review Board, Research Group, Resource Advisory Council, Attached at the Heart Parenting Program Trainers, and for EVERYONE who helps our world go round! The faces you see here are on a random scroll. Refresh the page or follow the links to see more.

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