Attachment Parenting International (API), a non-profit global network of parenting support groups with more than 60 chapters in North America, announces the March 2009 release of Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children.
Attached at the Heart is the guidepost for attachment parenting, offering evidence-based parenting advice for raising more compassionate children. Authors and API co-founders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker provide extensive research and facts, as well as personal anecdotes and tips, on how to incorporate attachment parenting practices in to everyday life.
“The intent of this book is to give parents practical answers to everyday problems, to raise awareness and to be more conscious and purposeful in interactions with their children,” states Parker. “Attachment parenting will help parents create a strong emotional connection or ‘attachment’ with their child, empowering them as parents and strengthening their family.”
API’s eight principles of parenting include:
• Prepare Yourself for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting
• Feed with Love and Respect
• Responding with Sensitivity
• Use Nurturing Touch
• Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally
• Provide Consistent, Loving Care
• Practice Positive Discipline
• Strive for Balance in Your Personal and Family Life
Attachment Parenting International has grown in recent years, with a worldwide network of parent support groups, a comprehensive support group leader training program, a new curriculum launching in 2009,
and serving as a national clearinghouse for parents and professionals. API helps parents with every aspect of childrearing, from preconception through the teen years, by providing the latest information and research on parenting practices that strengthen parent-child relationships and families.
Pioneers in the concept of attachment parenting, Dr. William Sears and Martha Sears praised the book, saying, “Attached at the Heart takes a giant step in moving forward this critical concept: to parent our children well, we need principles, and we need reasons for those principles. Eight such principles are offered in this book.”
Nicholson noted, “The basic principles of attachment parenting are a blueprint for change and are discussed in Attached at the Heart. Rooted in sound science and common sense, these principles provide a framework of an overarching philosophy—listen to your baby and trust your instincts.”
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