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when we strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children's need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships.

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.




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API Thanks these Supporters for Investing in Healthy Families

Dedicated individuals, and The Phil and Reedy Hickey Fund for the Community Foundation of Greater Atlanta, The Iowa Foundation for Education, the Environment and the Arts, Cole-Belin Education Foundation, and The Columbus Foundation

Upcoming events - **In-person meetings are suspended at this time. Please contact group for online and other virtual support**

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Location: Fluffy Envy
2020-08-16
Location: Blakemore United Methodist Church
2020-08-21
Location: Then Sanctuary Birth and Family Wellness Center
2020-08-25
Location: Tifereth Israel Synagogue

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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.

Attached at the Heart is in Turkish!

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Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker announce the Turkish edition of Attached at the Heart!

You can tune into API's Instagram page to hear an interview by Dr. Aslıhan Onaran from AP Turkey of API cofounders and authors Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker on the launch of the Turkish translation "Kalpten Bagli" of Attached at the Heart!

Didem Oztop, leading professor of child psychiatry at Ankara University Medical School in Ankara states “The intergenerational healing/positive impact of this book will not just be felt by our children but our grandchildren as well.”

Attached at the Heart - New publisher and new cover!

BabyBabyOhBaby Video Learning Resources

BBOB BF _ IM covers together.pngBabyBabyOhBaby video resources courtesy of Stark Productions for API to provide free for families through the end of September!
API is grateful to Stark Productions for thinking of families at home at this time and providing resources to help us nurture, connect, and help foster secure attachment.

Parenting During Times of Stress: What to Watch for with Your Children and How to Help

Whether it’s a natural disaster, individual family trauma, or as now a pandemic, families can struggle when daily life is thrown upside down due to these events and the stress evades our every action and all our thoughts. Children are not immune to this and even infants and toddlers know that something worrying is happening.

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