Attachment Parenting Canada Association ™
APCA 20th Anniversary Online Parenting Conference - 2017
The Neuroscience of the 8 Principles of Attachment Parenting
Check out our line-up of 8 wonderful speakers which includes Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, Dr. Shefali Tsabary, Teresa Pitman, Ann Douglas, Lysa Parker and Barb Nicholson, Elizabeth Pantley, Dr. Jack Newman, Alison Smith and more!
Conference Recordings are Now Available for Purchase
$49.95 for all 10 speakers
Attachment Parenting Tips Book ™
Attachment Parenting Tips Raising Toddlers to Teens
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Spring 2018 Learning Video: Journey to Resilience
Winter 2018 Learning Video: Toxic Stress Hurts Brain Architecture
Fall 2017 Learning Video: Serve and Return Interactions Build Brain Architecture
Summer 2017 Learning Video: Air Traffic Control (Executive Function) is Built with Time and Attention
Spring 2017 Learning Video: The Brain Core Story: How Children's Brains are Built Over Time
Attachment Parenting in the News
Just found this video on youtube of Buffy breastfeeding a baby in the 1970's
Duchess Kate Practices Attachment Parenting - US Weekly Dec 2, 2013
Duchess Kate practices Attachment Parenting! Read the article Dec 2, 2013 in US Weekly
Finally, popular media catches up with the research. This photo is from the ad campaign from Health Canada.
ParentsCanada Magazine, December 2013, "Attachment Parenting: Is it for you?"
Judy Arnall, President of Attachment Parenting Canada discusses the AP style
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What is Attachment Parenting?
Attachment parenting babies, toddlers, preschoolers, school-aged, and teenager children is a natural, instinctive approach to parenting and MAY involve breastfeeding, babywearing, and co-sleeping, BUT definitely embraces respectful communication, non-punitive guidance of behaviour, and a warm and nurturing, structured, parenting style, that includes nurturing, attentive response to both children's and parents' needs at the same time. It's a family-centerd parenting approach based on mutual respect between all family members.Attachment Parenting has 8 ideals:
- Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
- Feed with Love and Respect
- Respond with Sensitivity
- Use Nurturing Touch
- Ensure Safe Sleep Physically and Emotionally
- Provide Consistent and Loving Care
- Practice Positive Discipline
- Strive for Balance in Personal and Family Life
Peace in the world begins in the home. Healthy, respectful, peaceful, nurturing, supported and educated families are the building blocks of a healthy and peaceful society.
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