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"Attached at the Heart" Updated Edition

"Attached at the Heart" is the definitive resource on Attachment Parenting, refined through 24 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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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

2018-08-17
Location: Then Sanctuary Birth and Family Wellness Center
2018-08-18
Location: Fluffy Envy
2018-08-19
Location: Blakemore United Methodist Church
2018-08-21
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2018-08-25
Location: Well Rounded Mama Homestead

Attached at the Heart Parenting Program Parenting Educator training

 

 

 

 

 

 

Applications are now being accepted to host an Attached at the Heart Parenting Program Parenting Educator training in your community.

Begin the Attached the Heart Parenting Educator Application by completing the online form. Please complete application only if you are planning to host and/or attending a training. More information about the application process is provided below.

Here is what our attendees have said:

"The lesson plans are meticulously organized, easy to follow and beautiful! I'm excited to present this information to parents."

"I have always had to write my own curriculum - this is the most information and resources I have ever had to begin with - Thank you so much!" ~Atlanta Training

"I especially loved the balance of time on the curriculum as well as time for personal sharing. Your passion for your work is heartening ~ Thank you!" ~Tempe, AZ training

"I learned so much amazing information...everything was so valuable." ~Tempe, AZ training

"Fantastic, cutting edge, skillfully delivered ~ Thank you!" ~San Antonio training

Apply today to take advantage of this rare opportunity to expand your knowledge base and join the growing community of Certified Attached at the Heart Parenting Educators.

API Statement on Forced Separation of Children at Border Policy

Attachment Parenting International condemns federal immigration policies that separate children from their parents at the U.S. border. API implores our leadership to prioritize the healthy attachment needs of all children and families, including immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. We strongly reject any immigration policies that traumatize children and their parents. API's Principle of consistent and loving care for children means that we believe in the importance of children remaining with their primary caregivers, especially in times of great stress. Decades of attachment and trauma research have shown that forced separation causes extreme and long-lasting psychological distress.

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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