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May 29, 2010

I am thankful for API, due to the lack of support for attachment parenting in my family and community. Whenever I need guidance, reassurance or useful resources, I just turn to API for information. I often post articles on my facebook page, which I feel other parent friends could benefit. I wish I knew of attachment parenting many years ago when I worked with attachment disordered children.

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

everyday life. There is hardly a day that goes by that I don't utilize API for information or inspiration. I have 2 children and the oldest is highly sensitive and difficult to parent

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 28, 2010

API was the answer to my prayers. After the birth of my son, my preconceptions of "the way it was going to be" were shattered. My family, nor my medical team was offering me advice or support that felt right for my family. I was searching for help when I found API. Real, relevant parenting advice. Support, camaraderie. It was all here.

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

helping me to become a better parent raising a happier child.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

API has been a phenomenal resource for me as a parent, socially, emotionally, educationally, and intellectually. The eight principles are based on the most up-to-date research on how to raise healthy, competent, and emotionally balanced children. Not only that, they have resources on how to stay sane as a parent! In addition to the online resources, API support groups have offered me the opportunity to spend time with other families who are committed to gentle, yet evidence-based, parenting. For almost 10 years now, I have spend time at least weekly, and often daily, with my AP friends, and it is them that I turn to when I feel frustrated as a parent. They always have ideas and reassurance. I can't imagine life without API.

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

learning to be a better parent, and having a great source of ideas, research and resources to help me in my quest.

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

increase fundraising and outreach efforts so more families can benefit.

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

being part of a supportive community.

Ways to make it better...

More people were involved in API, so that I lived in a neighborhood overflowing with thoughtful parents.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 27, 2010

I came across API shortly after I became a Mom. I was so tired of hearing people tell me what I should be doing as a parent. API reaffirmed the message that I knew what I was doing, that I was capable, and I was doing just fine by following my gut. API is an amazing resource to parents everywhere who are navigating the sea of parenthood. API provides support and information that affirms every parent. A few months after I found API, I felt so strongly I chose to join the mission and apply to be a support group leader.

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

the lives of parents and children in my community. As well as in my families life.

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2010

May 22, 2010

Attachment Parenting International has made an invaluable contribution to parenting practices, encouraging parents to respond to their babies and children with sensitivity and compassion, promoting healthy attachments that lead to positive effects on our society. API promotes and supports practices that are practical as well as research-based. It is a unique organization with grassroots support and national impact.

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

my own relationships to my children, who are now grown, and my grandchild. API has also influenced the way I communicate with everyone around me - at work, at church, as a Board member for other non profits, and in the community.

Ways to make it better...

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

increase API's presence locally, nationally and internationally.

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

the resources provided and the people who are involved.

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

incredibly intelligent, sensitive and committed.

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

reduce and ultimately prevent emotional and physical mistreatment of children, addiction, crime, behavioral disorders, mental illness, and other outcomes of early unhealthy attachment.

Ways to make it better...

I had unlimited time to spend with these people and their work!

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

the need for more funding to expand the work API can do.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 22, 2010

I am on the Board of Attachment Parenting International and continue to be impressed with the quality of leadership, both from the Excecutive Director and staff, to the heart of the organization, it's volunteer Leaders and staff. These men and women give freely of their time, enriching the lives of so many families in their communities, supporting parents so that they can nurture their children. API understands that to truly change a culture, we have to start with young parents who need and want education, support, and guidance.

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

seeing the incredible benefits of empowerment to mothers, fathers, and professionals in the field of child development.

Ways to make it better...

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

try to increase funding for their programs, including funding their parenting curriculum for teens and other undereducated young parents. I would also try to increase their visibility as an organization, as an example of an excellent grassroots movement.

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

The hope it gives me for mankind to see the love and commitment of so many volunteers, giving their time to support and nurture parents so that they can nurture their children.

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

committed, educated, kind, and nurturing. They understand that in order to help others, they must set an example for young parents to follow. Even the paid staff give many more volunteer hours than paid hours, because they see the huge need.

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

create parenting centers in every community where parents could get evidence based support for childbirth, breastfeeding, nurturing parenting,and positive discipline through the lifespan. We would also fund multi-disciplinary professional conferences.

Ways to make it better...

we had the funding to fullfill all of the need for outreach and evidence based materials that would help parents. Many parents are open to get help when they have a new baby, yet they are confused about the misinformation that they hear in our culture

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

changing the paradigm in our culture from fixing problems after they have manifested, to a prevention oriented culture that helps parents from pre-pregnancy through the lifespan of parenting. Funding needs to be focused here, not on the other end.

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

Babies are our future and deserve to come into a society that gives their parents the education and support to love, nurture, protect and properly educate their children.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 20, 2010

API has helped me reach out to other parents in the community to help foster strong and secure bonds with our children. The organization has allowed us to forge lifelong friendships while ensuring that our children receive the best start to life - breastfeeding, responsive parenting, and much more.

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

having two happy, secure, and independent children.

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

connecting with other parents in their times of need and helping them on their parenting journey.

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

dedicated, passionate, and loving.

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

change the world.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 18, 2010

API is a marvelous organization! I wish every expectant couple, and every family with children would know about the amazing resources and empowering information put out by this group. API is changing the world, one attached and nurtured baby at a time...

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

change the way parents think about raising their children! It could reach doctors' and midwives' offices, hospitals, birth centers, community organizations, etc., and empower people to nurture their children and have confident, attached, independent kids

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 18, 2010

AP have helped feel confident breastfeeding and being a mother in general. I owe them so much and will always be grateful for what they do. Thank you AP

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

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

all the information and the support

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

change the world and the parents treat their children.

Ways to make it better...

my english was better

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

May 18, 2010

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.

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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.

Ways to make it better...

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.

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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

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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