Attachment Parenting International Inc

Rating: 4.9 stars   92 reviews

Address:

P.O. Box 4615 Alpharetta GA 30023 USA

Mission:

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.

Results:

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.

Programs:

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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Rating: 5 stars  

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I'm grateful for how API has supported and validated me so much as a parent to my two young girls. We are parents who "fell into" attachment parenting and having this community to guide us with experienced advice on extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, etc. has been invaluable. It's not just the practical wisdom about these practices that API offers (though that is extremely helpful). But it's the emotional, psychological and spiritual wisdom from parents with older children who've learned the ropes which supports others in making the choice to parent with love and gentleness. I really believe that API practices can change the world by helping shape the next generation.

 
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I found API when my son was born 6 years ago. The group API- NYC has been a lifeline for me through moves to 2 different sates where my parenting style was not the norm. It has been an amazing support that has given me information I needed as well as a sense that others have the same issues I do and choose to handle them in a way that I am comfortable with. I am so grateful for the support and information I get from API.

 
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I am first time Mother. I read a lot of parenting books and tried to stay informed. When my daughter was born I still felt there was a disconnect between what I was learning and real life. I am so grateful I found my local API group!! They are the first I think of now when I have a question about child raising or something wonderful that has happened as a parent. I always look forward to reading everyones posts and comments . They are so insightful, thought provoking, knowledgable, and caring. I kinda don't feel so alone anymore on the conscious parenting path. Thank you!!

 
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I am a single mom attachment parenting and home-schooling a child with Autism. API has been my lifeline for nearly 8 years!

 
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API Inc. has been invaluable to me. I would not be half the mother I am today were it not for the API listserv I belong to, moderated by API leaders.

 
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It is awesome to be able to connect with other AP parents. Thank you to all who make it possible.

 
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I have been a part of my local API support group since right around the time my first child was born. That group has been a lifeline for me, and I am so grateful to have had the support and resources of API available to me right from the start as I was making decisions on how best to care for my brand new baby. Prior to having my own child, I had little experience with kids and mostly only knew that I wanted to bring up my child in a gentle, nurturing way that helped my son thrive, and I knew that I needed to do things differently from how I was raised in order to ensure that my kids felt loved and secure about who they are rather than fearful and people-pleasing. API gave me the support and knowledge I needed to feel confident navigating new territory starting with the newborn phase, and ever since, any time I have needed help as my kids have gotten older, I still find that the API group support is my absolute most helpful resource of all, reminding me not only of the research and groundbreaking work of attachment parenting experts around the world when I've needed it, but also giving me practical, hands-on advice on complex issues I've faced with my kids all the way up to school-age and allowing me to give back to other parents facing similar issues. I am so grateful for the work API does and I support them 1,000%. Our kids need more love and compassion from parents and caregivers, and API is changing the world. It certainly changed mine, and my family is so much the better for it.

 
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The information provided by API is priceless in helping to guide parents and families. I'm so very thankful I have been able to benefit from their outreach efforts. I believe wholeheartedly in their philosophy and mission.

 
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Attachment Parenting International is one of my to go sources for parenting guidance. :)

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

 
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The area of attachment parenting is a quickly growing parenting "trend" propelled forward by a collective desire to grow. API is a great support to parents like myself who feel like we are parenting "against the grain" but fully feel that we are parenting by heart. Our children are the most important investment we can make for the world. I am happy to have a place to turn when I feel like an alien in a world of disconnected parenting.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

 
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