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Whats New at APCA?

APCA, a non-profit organization, is now offering free monthly webinars on Discipline, Sleep, Eating, Toileting, "Not listening", Tantrums and more! Informative, funny, and REAL! These webinars explains the concepts of child development, temperament, brain architecture and stress caused by punishments in discipline. They offer new, non-punitive approaches to parenting without punishment that builds relationships and children's brain development. There will be time afterwards to ask questions. In an effort to provide ongoing, normative parenting support, we will offer the webinar each month with a slightly new slant on discipline covering such topics as sleep, eating, sibling fighting, and "listening." Come once or come regularly!

  • Webinars are held in the evening, the first week of the month
  • Webinar Schedule

  • Child development from babies to teens will be covered
  • These webinars are funded by a research project. We ask that you fill out a 10 question anonymous survey pre and post webinar viewing
  • Due to confidentiality, the webinars will not be recorded, although a generic one is available for purchase
  • All webinars are presented live by Canadian certified family life educators
  • Information provided is sourced from Alberta Health Services, Professional Parenting Canada, Canadian Pediatric Society, P.E.T., Positive Discipline, and the Public Health Agency of Canada
  • Next webinar - "Discipline that Builds Children's Brains and Relationships"

    Wednesday May 7th, 2014 8 - 9pm MST Alberta time (7pm Vancouver, 8pm Calgary, 9pm Winnipeg, 10pm Toronto, 10pm Montreal, 11pm Halifax, 11:30pm St. John's NL

    Presented by Judy Arnall, BA, CCFE (Certified Family Life Educator) and author of the award winning, and international best seller.

    No charge. Please Register Here jarnall@shaw.ca


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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

  • Our Vision

    Healthy, respectful, peaceful, nurturing, supported and educated families are the building blocks of a healthy and peaceful society.

    Our Mission

    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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