Information for Professionals

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Professionals incorporating Attachment Parenting in their work engage in one of the most effective and empowering prevention strategies possible: Nurturing families and communities by building strong connections between parents and their children.

Concern about an emerging generation of children who are increasingly aggressive, depressed, manipulative, and nonresilient increases the urgency of our efforts and our collaboration. Already these children are part of a growing population of emotionally and behaviorally troubled youth. Studies have shown that the major contributing factor to problem behaviors is a lack of secure and healthy attachment to a parent or other adult primary caregiver.

Professionals advocating AP:
Physicians
Specialists
Therapists
Counselors
Researchers
Consultants
Educators
Authors
Speakers
Trainers
Health workers
Teachers
Childbirth Educators
Doulas

Attachment Parenting International (API) analyzes and disseminates the work of researchers in psychology, child development, and brain science who have studied and applied the behaviors and outcomes of attachment theory for more than 60 years. API applies this knowledge to parenting practices, helping professionals serve parents and helping parents regain trust in their intuition when it comes to raising their children.

 

Consider being a part of a movement working with parents every day.

We want to support your efforts to help parents and other professionals understand the importance and benefits of Attachment Parenting, so we offer free API resources, your listing on API's website to connect you to parents and other professionals, an AP Professional badge, and opportunities to contribute resources and/or volunteer with API. Apply here to be listed or to update your information.

 


Studies and Research

"Baby Training," "Cry it out" (CIO), or Extinction

Infant Sleep Environment

Attachment Parenting


Additional Resources

For more information on Attachment Parenting, please review the API Recommended Reads.

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