The Makings of a Movement
Attachment Parenting International offers free issue of its magazine
NASHVILLE, TENN. (June 25, 2009) — Attachment Parenting International (API) is giving away free copies of its latest issue of The Attached Family, a magazine for families practicing Attachment Parenting.
Attachment Parenting is an approach to child-rearing that promotes strong emotional bonds between parents and their children through sensitivity and responsiveness to children’s emotional, as well as physical, needs – reducing the risk of mental illness, substance and alcohol abuse, juvenile delinquency, and other unhealthy behaviors that face today’s society.In celebration of the leading parenting organization’s 15th Anniversary this year, API has released a one-time-only publicly available issue of The Attached Family. This bonus edition gives readers the back-story on the makings of API and consequently the co-founders new book, Attached at the Heart. Inside, readers will find an interview with API’s co-founders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker, a book review of Attached at the Heart along with exclusive excerpts from the book, a preview of API’s summer event in Nashville, Tennessee, with such parenting gurus as Dr. William Sears, the Father of Attachment Parenting, a look into API’s future, and more.
Anyone can download a free, printable PDF copy at www.attachmentparenting.org/attachedattheheart/journal_aath.pdf.
“We are pleased to introduce The Attached Family to all families and offer existing subscribers a special thank you with this issue. Many dedicated hands over the years have brought API to this point of regularly providing valuable parenting support and resources,” said Samantha Gray, executive director of the nonprofit organization, “and it’s a story we are honored to share.”
Attachment Parenting is based in the practice of nurturing methods that create strong emotional bonds, also known as secure attachment, between children and their parent(s). This style of parenting encourages responsiveness to children’s emotional needs, enabling children to develop trust that their needs will be met. As a result, this strong attachment helps children develop the capacity for secure, empathetic, peaceful, and enduring relationships that follow them into adulthood.
Attachment Parenting International (API) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit member organization founded in 1994 to network with parents, professionals and like-minded organizations around the world. API’s mission is to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world. In addition to providing assistance in forming Attachment Parenting support groups, API functions as a clearinghouse providing educational materials, research information, consultative, referral and speaker services to promote Attachment Parenting concepts.
API board and advisory board members include such noted parenting authors as Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears, R.N., co-sleeping specialist Dr. James McKenna, Lu Hanessian of LetTheBabyDrive.com, Alice Miller, and Jan Hunt of the Natural Child Project, among others.
More information about Attachment Parenting International can be found at http://www.attachmentparenting.org.