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Marriage, Couples and Attachment Parenting 

API's Eight Principles of Parenting are recommended companion readings as the foundation and context for all of our research-based resources.

Nurturing and caring for your couple relationship during the parenting years is an important goal for the wellbeing of parents and children.

Delightful new babies bring many changes for couples including sleep loss, less disposable income, new housework, childcare responsibilities, and less adult time. Take time together to learn about child development, discuss parenting choices, values and priorities and actively extend and build your parenting resources by joining parenting groups. Learning alongside and from others who are on the same journey, or who are ahead of the curve, can bring helpful and creative perspectives that benefit parenting, couple relationships and children. 


Free Resources from API's Library, Blog and Publications


External Resources


Book Recommendations

  • Getting The Love You Want - Harville Hendrix & Helen Hunt
  • And Baby Makes Three - John Gottman
  • The Five Love Languages - Gary Chapman
  • Attached at The Heart - Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker
  • Hold Me Tight - Sue Johnson, PhD