Lauren WoosterLinks Section
|Twin Cities Attachment Parenting International|
Welcome the Twin Cities chapter of Attachment Parenting International (API)! There is some information here, but the main portals to our community and all our activities are our Facebook group and our Yahoo group.
The mission of API 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. API promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. Children can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. Their children can do the same, and a life cycle of compassion and connection is created.
|Upcoming Support Group Meetings: |
Support meetings happen are held once a month. Please join the Facebook or Yahoo group (links in the intro at the top of the page) for more information on dates, times & locations. The topics below are the discussion for the second half of the meeting. All meetings start with introductions and an open discussion of whatever topics and or issues attendees raise. Support meetings are open to all parents and caregivers interested in attachment parenting and are a great first event for new community members.
Please contact TwinCitiesAPI@gmail.com with questions. See you there!
September: Parenting Children with Special Needs
October: Nutrition (Feed with Love and Respect)
November: Holiday Preparation & Handling Criticism
December: Family Balance
January: Baby Wearing
February: Positive Discipline
March: Nighttime Parenting
May: Becoming a New Family - The Childbearing Year
|The 8 Principles of Attachment Parenting|
1. Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting
2. Feed with Love and Respect
3. Respond with Sensitivity
4. Use Nurturing Touch
5. Engage in Nighttime Parenting
6. Provide Consistent and Loving Care
7. Practice Positive Discipline
8. Strive for Balance in Personal and Family Life
|Mom's Night Out:|
Mom's Nights Out are held once a month. Please join the Facebook or Yahoo group for more information.
We love meeting new mamas, pregnant mamas, and new members to our group. Babes-in-arms are always welcome.
Please contact twinCitiesAPI@gmail.com to RSVP or with questions. Hope to see you there!
Minneapolis Playgroup: Thursdays from 10:00am to 3:30pm in the Powderhorn Recreation Center - 3400 15th Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55407.
Join us for fun in the gym! Bring a a lunch and spend the afternoon or just come for an hour. We eat at the table in the lobby - no food or drink in the gym, please. People often don't show up until 11 or later, but if you're interested in being there right at 10, please post to the list and other early nappers will probably want to join you.
Email TwinCitiesAPI@gmail.com with questions. See you there!
Friday Playgroup: Fridays from 10:00am to 3:00pm or later at the Midtown Global Market play area (SW corner of the market). Join the Friday Playgroup Yahoo group for more information or to ask questions or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Monday Playgroup: Mondays from 10:00am to 1:00pm, various locations. Join the Monday Outings Yahoo group for more information.
| Our Goal|
The goal of Twin Cities API is to provide a supportive environment for parents interested in and/or practicing the elements of Attachment Parenting. API support groups provide a means of learning attachment parenting, a place to share ideas and ongoing child rearing concerns, and a safe haven where parents can communicate openly about their choices. We are open to all families interested in AP.
|TWIN CITIES ATTACHMENT PARENTING INTERNATIONAL|