I’ve always been a type A personality. I was born almost a month early, and I tend to think it’s because I figured I had been gestating long enough and figured it was about time to get out into the world and get doing.
By Dr. William Sears Thank you to Attachment Parenting International for sharing this helpful article. Check out their magazine, The Attached Family, for more great stories. Oftentimes, parents bring their child to me for consultation on learning or behavioral problems at school. They typically open their
I’m a complete and utter foodie AND a new mother. I’m also an ex-waitress of 15 years. Let me assure you, I’ve read everything and will DO everything to make sure this experience is pleasant for you, me and the people around us. I’ve made
We are big fans of Halloween over in our house. You can usually find us counting down the last days of September as we anxiously await the day we can put up our Halloween decorations. We paint our big picture window with a huge
Toby came to us from a dog rescue in rural Tennessee. Along with dozens of other formerly abandoned dogs, he traveled to New England on an enormous tractor-trailer we met up with at a highway rest stop. A burly, tattooed man called out my
“That’s what Attachment Parenting International is trying to do – to change culture from one that ignores the critical importance of attachment to one that embraces the normality of healthy family relationships, securely attached children and connected communities.” ~From the 2014 API Conference, Sept.
It’s one thing to understand how remaining calm, supportive and objective can be a great service to our children and another thing to do it when we're exhausted, frazzled, and sleep-deprived. It's also another matter when the emotional wounds from our own childhoods come
By Jenni Pertuset Thank you to Attachment Parenting International for sharing this article. Find more resources on their website. The life of a parent can feel very isolated. Warm relationships with caring adults can sustain us when we’re struggling and help our children feel at ease
I don’t know where I came up with it, but when I had my first child about 10 years ago I wanted to try not to use the word “no” with him. Maybe I thought that if I didn’t tell him “no” then he
By Kelly Bartlett Thank you to Attachment Parenting International for sharing this article. Find even more helpful content and resources on their website. So often, as parents, we try to prevent our kids from making mistakes. We issue warnings, reach out to help, or