Thursday, October 8, 2009

AP Thursdays: Family Activities to Stay Attached

October is Attachment Parenting Month and to celebrate, each Thursday I will be having a contest. Today's contest is about family activities that help you stay attached. API has been collecting activities and posting them for this month, today's activity is: "Look at old family photo albums or videos." What do you do as a family to stay attached?

Today's contest is to answer that question. The winner will receive the book, Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children.

To enter make a comment on this post. For an extra entry tweet the contest and then copy your tweet url into the comments area for an extra entry (you can tweet it once a day for extra entries). Tweet: "October is AP Month: What do you do as a family to stay attached? – Contest - #babyheaddiary"

The contest ends on Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2009 and the winner will be announced on the next AP Thursday.

Thursday, October 1, 2009

AP Thursdays: October is Attachment Parenting Month

October is Attachment Parenting Month and this year's theme is "Attached at the Heart Through the Years". The AP Month vision is to create one strong voice for AP through activities, events and information and to celebrate what we believe in — the value of being “Attached at the Heart Through the Years” for our families and for our communities.

“Attached at the Heart Through the Years” is the theme for AP Month 2009 and a statement that healthy, secure attachments between parents and children is a dynamic process that extends throughout childhood and does not end with baby bonding. During AP Month, parents are challenged to re-examine their daily activities and traditions and learn new ways to grow with each other and remain close and supportive. AP Month partners will offer resources to support and sustain these efforts all year round.

Key AP Month Goals include unifying the AP voice to:
1. Offer parents and adults support and confidence in growing “Attached at the Heart Through the Years” to last a lifetime
2. Promote awareness of AP
3. Educate about API, other AP Month sponsors and their services
4. Provide a source of funds to support the API mission

To learn more about Attachment Parenting Month, please visit Attachment Parenting International's Website.

Each AP Thursday this month I will be doing some fabulous give-aways in honor of Attachment Parenting Month and maybe a surprise give-away at some other time during the month, so STAY TUNED!

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