Attachment Parenting International's mission is to educate and support all parents in raising secure, joyful and empathic children in order to strengthen families and create a more compassionate world.
API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. A life cycle of compassion and connection.
Through education, support, advocacy and research, our principal goal is to heighten global awareness of the profound significance of secure attachment - not only to invest in our children's bright futures, but to reduce and ultimately prevent emotional and physical mistreatment of children, addiction, crime, behavioral disorders, mental illness, and other outcomes of early unhealthy attachment.
Would you recommend Attachment Parenting International?
by Samantha G. from Bluff City, TN(Administrator for this Organization)(July 30, 2014)
I'm so pleased to be involved with API and witness the variety of ways parents care for their children, making responding with sensitivity a priority, modeling compassion at the core of relationship, and finding how API's Principles of Parenting work in their own family. A bonus is working and volunteering alongside so many of these parents who are dedicated to providing parenting education and support in their communities.
Attachment between parents and kids is so important. My husband and I have really created a close bond with our little girl. And is now doing the same with our little boy, born on Christmas Day 2013. Through co-sleeping & breast feeding and keeping our kids close & I am a SAHM, Quitting my job after 11 years so that my kids can always be with me and never have a babysitter. I also plan to home school.