Attachment Parenting Canada Association ™
Whats New at APCA?
Child Development 101 Live Webinar and Q and A Session
For parents of all children ages 0-25 years
Instructor: Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE, (Currently becoming certified in brain development.)
All webinar dates will have the same time: 5 pm PST, 6 pm MST, 8 pm EST
Most webinars will be the third Thursday of the month except for the *asterisk noted dates which will be the fourth Thursday.
January 19, 2017
February 23, 2017
March 16, 2017
April 20, 2017
May 18, 2017
June 15, 2017
July 27, 2017
August 17, 2017
September 21, 2017
October 19, 2017
November 16, 2017
December 21, 2017
Learn about children's developing brains and the importance of relationships in building solid brain architecture.
We will discuss normal parenting challenges in the context of understanding how children think and feel, as well as their capabilities to handle parental expectations.
Due to the live Q and A session, we will not be recording the webinars to protect the privacy of attendees. If you miss one month, come to the next month. Content presented will be the same, but the Q and A will be different depending on the questions of the participants and the ages of their children.
Free for members. Join us! Membership is only $11 per year and gives unlimited access to webinars, newsletter and more!
AP Canada Celebrates our 20th Anniversary!
We are excited because this is our 20th anniversary year! Judy Arnall and the lovely Debbie Treijs began an attachment parenting group in Calgary in May 1996 with the encouragement of Dr. Sears, and the help of Barb Nicholson and Lysa Parker, who they found on the internet in 1996 - the year the internet was widespread. Our first AP website had a train on it! We were the Calgary voice of attachment parenting with Tammy as our leader for many years and then went across Canada in 2009. We look forward to the coming months pulling together our live online parenting conference and building a redesigned website under the new leadership of incoming president, Brandie Hadfield.
We wish to extend a big welcome to new board members, Natasha and Kimberley, who have agreed to their positions at the AGM. We look forward to getting to know you and benefiting from your amazing talents. We send a sad good-bye to Val Ritter and Kirsten Shrawder who have contributed lots of ideas at meetings. We will miss you and thank you so much for your service, support and friendship.
Our goal is to be a united voice for attachment parenting information, support and advocacy, across Canada from BC to NL. If you know of more AP supporters who would like to join the board from provinces other than Alberta and Ontario, please let them and us know.
APCA First Annual Parenting Online Conference 2017
Join Us on Saturday March 4th, 2017Check out our line-up of 8 wonderful speakers which includes Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, Alfie Kohn, Teresa Pitman, Ann Douglas, Lysa Parker and Barb Nicholson and more!
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
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.
We are a non-profit organization of parents and professionals dedicated to providing parents, caregivers, and organizations, support for their parenting practices and services, validation for their parenting choices and current evidence-based information in order to make the best decisions for their parenting practices. Our information is provided through print, online, classes, articles, books and speakers for parents, caregivers and organizations.
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