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Attachment Parenting International Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   105 reviews 6,411


P.O. Box 4615 Alpharetta GA 30023 USA


Through education, support, advocacy and research, API seeks to strengthen families and increase awareness of the importance of secure attachment, ultimately helping to reduce or prevent child abuse, behavioral disorders, criminal acts and other serious social problems.


API has doubled its online reach and will double its amount of Leaders. API reaches more families than ever, now in its 18th year of service. Families report foregoing physical punishment and shaming of children, increased communication and understanding, confidence in parenting their infants and children, a feeling of support for the parenting, as well as desire to help others by volunteering. The impact is far reaching as these children grow with respectful treatment and experience empathy, confidence, and interdependence, and begin to pass it on.

Target demographics:

All parents and caregivers of children, professionals serving families.

Geographic areas served:

API serves internationally.


API trains and accredits Leaders around the world, hosts regular support groups, online forums, and parent support, conducts advocacy, research, and outreach programs, publishes a magazine, The Attached Family, and several enewletters, as well as an annual Journal of research, teleseminars, book club, AP Month in October, and many other programs.

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Reviews for Attachment Parenting International Inc

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

API provides grounded resources and inspiration for families seeking deep connection with their children as a foundation for lifelong wellness. I have been personally inspired by their vision and dedication to bringing forward the wisdom of attachment science as both a professional and a parent. Thank you API for your commitment to families, and your positive impact on my own.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We've adapted attachment parenting in our household, and the results have been remarkable. I can't say enough what AP does for our lives, and it's a fantastic all-around parenting resource.

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Rating: 5 stars  

API has helped me and my family so much. They have helped me to learn how to grow as a parent so that I can heal from my childhood and also serve my children in ways that I did not think were possible. I feel that attachment parenting is the peaceful future that all parents need to work towards and API is just one of the major stepping blocks that is working in our world to do that. They do so much on the local community level and also globally to serve their mission.

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Rating: 5 stars  

They are doing a great difference around the world!

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Rating: 5 stars  

Great free resources.
Affordable resources.
Great newsletter.
Helpful and supportive.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I wouldn't be as good of a parent without their influence!

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 5 stars  

API has helped me find my path as a parent. I never knew "what kind of parent" I was, or aspired to be, but knowing the vision of API, it was easy to see. I aspire to be patient and understanding, and work to find joy and harmony with my little girl. What a wonderful mission they have!

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Role: Client Served
Rating: 5 stars  

API is all about promoting an approach to parenting that encourages peace within the family through nonviolence, compassion, and empathy. I've used this in my family and now help other families in incorporating the API parenting approach. In my own family, API's approach helped our marriage rehabilitate from one affected by domestic violence to completely free of any hurtful word, thought, or deed -- it completely changed the way me and my husband, and our children, view ourselves, each other, and our world. Some people equate API with fad parenting, but it's so much more holistic than that -- it's not about babywearing so much as promoting evidence-based nurturing touch. All of API's Eight Principles of Parenting are like that. They're not so much rules as guidelines to help families looking for more connection to figure out how to reach that goal.

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Rating: 5 stars  

9 people found this review helpful

Attachment Parenting International provides such needed education and support for an approach to parenting that is often overlooked in our society but that is, ironically, so vital for a sustainably healthy society. I love the articles, the support group feature, the forum, the teleseminars, the blog, and more.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my family. We are a more connected family all the way around, and my children are growing up to be compassionate and emotionally balanced and mature.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

do exactly what's being done. I could not run it any better than what's being done in this economic recession.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the great availability of reading materials and connection to experts in the parenting field.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, knowledgeable, and extremely helpful. They are parents themselves, which gives great credibility to the organization -- they believe enough in API to give back!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

literally change the world. It could reach more families and prevent child abuse, and go so far as to even prevent violence. Attachment Parenting is all about violence prevention. Once you become educated, global peace is actually attainable.

Ways to make it better...

there were more local support groups.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

a lack of understanding of the full impact that Attachment Parenting has. Attachment Parenting is not a quick fix -- it's a process. What's popular is the quick fix, though quick fixes are not effective.

One thing I'd also say is that...

this organization does such a good job of reaching parents on a very limited budget. It has hundreds of volunteers around the world. People only dedicate hours to an organization that is worth those hours.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

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Review from Guidestar
Rating: 5 stars  

API does very important work supporting families to raise emotionally healthy children

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Rating: 5 stars  

Support and clarification on the right instinctual way to raise a child

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