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Older Children

Welcome to API's resources for parenting older children. API's primary focus is on fostering early secure attachment, knowing that this early investment helps parents become parents and children to have a secure base and a safe haven. As the child grows, API supports parents to maintain that secure attachment and support a mindset of nonviolent communication and positive discipline. The important influence of family life, nutrition, sleep, sensitive responses, touch, and care continue to affect relationships, albeit in ways beyond breastfeeding or bottle nursing or babywearing. As such, API and the many API Support Groups share with parents API's Eight Principles of Parenting for School-age Children. In support of the Principles for School-age Children, are the following article, blog post, forum threads, magazine issues, external links, and other resources throughout the API website.