If we follow evidence-based normal human development, early independence is a fallacy.

We find instead that parents and infants are designed to be in close contact, breastfeeding and sleeping in intervals that begin at 2 hours and then slowly stretch out over time.

If this were somehow maladaptive or unhealthy, we simply would not be here to tell the tale.
If we follow evidencebased normal human development early independence is a fallacy

Healthy infant sleep, Part 4: The sticking point for parents

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Listening to our babies causes us to take pause and ask ourselves: At what cost to our health and well-being do we continue to believe that our sleep is adaptive, and at what cost to our child's health and well-being are we forcing them to do the same?
Listening to our babies causes us to take pause and ask ourselves

Healthy infant sleep, Part 3: Combining adult structure with infant sleep needs

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Is it “normal” that we should let our babies cry to sleep at a point when they most need short-interval feedings and physical contact with us to stimulate growth hormones? What’s the cost to them when we force them to adapt to our needs versus us to their needs?
Is it normal that we should let our babies cry to sleep

Healthy infant sleep, Part 2: The dependence of healthy infant sleep patterns

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In observance of Get Better Sleep Month this May, API will bring you a 4-part series on normal, healthy infant sleep this week. Here is part 1...
In observance of Get Better Sleep Month this May API will bring

Healthy infant sleep, Part 1: Are modern sleep patterns healthier?

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All babies need nurturing touch for healthy development. So what can be done for babies who require long-term hospitalization, like preemies or other ill newborns? Watch this video to learn more about the Volunteer Cuddler program offered at some hospitals.
All babies need nurturing touch for healthy development So what can be

Cuddling therapy, anyone?

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What wisdom can you share with another mom?

"... Mamas, you are wiser than you will ever know, more important than you will ever realize, and cherished beyond measure. Hug those little ones and love yourself, because even when you don't feel like it, I'll bet that you are doing an AMAZING job." ~Jillian Amodio

"... With each little one, I've learned to trust myself even more. There are...
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Mothers’ thoughtful expressions: What is the best parenting advice you would offer another mom?

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Congratulations to API's Attached at the Heart parenting educators in Greece, on the completion of their training with Lysa Parker and Barbara Nicholson! Welcome!
Congratulations to APIs Attached at the Heart parenting educators in Greece on
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10 moms share what they cherish most about being a mother. We want to hear your thoughts, too! What do you love most about motherhood?
10 moms share what they cherish most about being a mother We

Mothers’ thoughtful expressions: What do you cherish most about being a mom?

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Jillian Amodio
May is Get Caught Reading Month, a campaign to remind people about the joys and fun of reading. But what happens when our children don't pick up a love of reading like we'd like?
May is Get Caught Reading Month a campaign to remind people about

This is how my son started to enjoy reading

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Announcing the theme of Attachment Parenting Month, October 2017...

"Word Power: Communicating for Connection"
Announcing the theme of Attachment Parenting Month October 2017

AP Month Photo Contest 2017

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What is the role of the birth professional?

Watch this TEDx Talk video and learn more from a German midwife on the Everest of a challenge in empowering women to embrace their new role as mothers.
What is the role of the birth professional

Why it matters how we are born

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"While a smartphone does not look like a baby, it is -- like a baby -- associated with a frequent surge of this hormone that brings relaxation, reduces fear, and promotes bonding." ~ APtly Said, Attachment Parenting International
While a smartphone does not look like a baby it is like

Smartphones and parenting

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Today is SpankOut Day -- let's explore how your core beliefs are affecting not only how you see yourself but also how to you behave toward others, including how you relate to and discipline your children.

This API post also includes tips to help you change your core beliefs.
Today is SpankOut Day lets explore how your core beliefs are affecting

Core beliefs and parenting

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Tomorrow, April 22, celebrate Earth Day by getting the kids outside and into nature.

Watch this video to learn about the benefits of outdoor play and discovery time.
Tomorrow April 22 celebrate Earth Day by getting the kids outside and into nature

Get outside and get into nature

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Kate McAuliffe
Lisa Davis
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Nurturing touch is a critical need for our children at any age!

Watch this video to learn about how massage use in UK schools is changing student behavior -- and grades -- for the better.
Nurturing touch is a critical need for our children at any age

The power of nurturing touch on child behavior

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Veena Shashi
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