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Apply now to register for API's upcoming Attached at the Heart Parenting Educator program training: Greece in June, with API cofounders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker (early registration discount by May 12)


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"Attached at the Heart" Updated Edition

"Attached at the Heart" is the definitive resource on Attachment Parenting, refined through 23 years of research and parent-to-parent support. Now this primary text for API Leaders has been released in an updated edition. Purchase it from your favorite retailer.


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Families struggle every day with parenting and lack of support. Find connection, relationships, and basic principles that can make a difference in your home and the world.



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when we strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children's need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships.

API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. A life cycle of compassion and connection.




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API Thanks these Supporters for Investing in Healthy Families

Dedicated individuals, and The Phil and Reedy Hickey Fund for the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, The Iowa Foundation for Education, the Environment and the Arts, Cole-Belin Education Foundation, and The Columbus Foundation



Upcoming events

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Location: Fluffy Envy
2018-04-24
Location: Tifereth Israel Synagogue
2018-04-28
Location: Well Rounded Mama Homestead
2018-05-03
Location: Solana Beach Library
2018-05-04
Location: Avoca Branch Library, Bristol, TN

Dr. Bruce Perry, API Advisory Board Member, on 60 Minutes

The encouraging work of Dr. Bruce Perry, expert on child trauma and Attachment Parenting International Advisory Board Member, goes prime time this Sunday! "If you have developmental trauma, the truth is you're going to be at risk for almost any kind of physical health, mental health, social health problem that you can think of," said Dr. Perry, interviewed by Oprah Winfrey for an upcoming episode of "60 Minutes." Dr. Perry is the founder of the ChildTrauma Academy in Houston. API is pleased about this attention to trauma-informed care, recognition of Dr.

PARENTING FOR WORLD HARMONY, the latest issue of Attached Family

28164672_10155459026120669_7433585611192329715_o.jpgAnnouncing PARENTING FOR WORLD HARMONY, the latest issue of Attached Family: http://theattachedfamily.com/
Editor Rita Brhel

Inside this issue, you'll find features to inspire your discussions about world peace and harmony, including:

  • Youth empowerment as peace education

  • From the family bed to the peace corps

  • New parents need attachment education

  • Nurturing doesn't spoil kids

  • For better or worse, parenting changes your child's DNA

  • Talking politics with your children

  • Infant massage with Vimala Schneider McClure

  • Random acts of kindness with Brooke Jones

  • Mindful parenting with Inga Bohnekamp

  • A look back on AP Month 2016

API Volunteers make all the difference

Messages from the AP community in acknowledgment and appreciation for all you do for families.
Thank you to all the API volunteers, from 1994 to today!
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