Attachment Parenting Canada Association ™
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AP Canada Celebrates our 20th Anniversary!
We are excited because this is our 21st 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.
APCA First Attachment Parenting Online Conference 2017
Join Us on Friday October 19th and Saturday October 20th, 2017Check out our line-up of 8 wonderful speakers which includes Dr. Bill and Martha Sears, Teresa Pitman, Ann Douglas, Lysa Parker, Elizabeth Pantley, Dr. Jack Newman and more!
This Month's Learning Video: Serve and Return Interactions Build Brain Architecture
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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It takes a village,
To cherish a parent
To nurture a child.
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