The Attached at the Heart Online Parenting Program
The Attached at the Heart Parenting Program was designed by Attachment Parenting International for parents-to-be and parents of children through the preschool years. It introduces parents to Attachment Theory, the importance of a secure attachment, and Attachment Parenting International’s Eight Principles of Parenting, which act as guidelines to help parents meet their children’s developmental needs while balancing the needs of everyone in their family.
The Attached at the Heart Online Parenting Program is an interactive online class series exploring how your family can use Attachment Parenting International’s Eight Principles of Parenting to meet your family’s unique needs.
I am a Certified Attached at the Heart Parenting Educator, personally trained in 2013 by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker, co-founders of Attachment Parenting International and the co-creators of the program. I am also the Training Coordinator for API, working to train more parenting educators to bring this excellent curriculum to parents worldwide.
I teach online classes, Saturdays, 10-11:30am PDT, $25 each. Register for individual classes below.
Register for 4 classes and come to the 5th for free.
Register for the complete series of 10 classes and get two bonuses:
♡ On-your-own-time online activities and downloadable resources through API’s Nurturings Network
♡ A one hour coaching session
Saturday, January 21st – Charting a New Parenting Course
In our first week, we will explore the basic emotional needs of infants and young children, why meeting them is as important as meeting their physical needs and how we can learn to meet them, even if our parents didn’t meet them for us.
Saturday, January 28th – Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth and Parenting
This class is great for parents-to-be or parents who intend to have at least one more child. We will explore the things you need to think about during pregnancy and in preparation for birth and the immediate postpartum period.
Saturday, February 4th – Feed with Love and Respect
This week we will discuss how being fed can be a powerful experience of receiving love and nurturance. We will explore the feeding attitudes and tools that can help you use feeding time and meal time to build secure attachment and healthy eating habits.
Saturday, February 11th – Respond with Sensitivity
This week we will explore the cornerstone of Attachment Parenting: empathizing with our children and responding sensitively to their emotional and physical needs, even if our parents didn’t do the same for us.
Saturday, February 18th – Use Nurturing Touch
This week we’ll discuss the healing and nourishing power of physical closeness and skin-to-skin contact. And we’ll explore ways to fit more nurturing touch into your young children’s lives while still doing all the other things you need to do in your life.
Saturday, February 25th – Ensure Safe Sleep – Physically and Emotionally
This week we’ll learn about normal infant sleep physiology, why our children need to have their needs met through the night and how we can safely do that and still get enough sleep for ourselves.
Saturday, March 4th – Provide Consistent and Loving Care
This week’s class will explore ways to meet our children’s needs for loving, consistent caregiving, regardless of how much time we can take off of work.
Saturday, March 11th – Practice Positive Discipline
In this week’s class, which was developed in conjunction with Positive Discipline author, Jane Nelson, we will discuss the most effective discipline styles, and learn tools to equip our children with positive values, emotional intelligence and self-discipline. This class will be helpful to parents of toddlers through teens.
Saturday, March 18th – Strive for Balance in Your Personal and Family Life
This week we will explore ways to simplify your family life and balance the needs of every member of your family – including you!
Saturday, March 25th – Nurturing Children for a Peaceful World
This is our last class! We will bring all that we have learned together and look at the big picture, as will as discussing a few other ideas about what we can do to provide a healthy childhood for the ones we love the most.
Partners and other caregivers are welcome to attend classes with you. Feel free to attend to your children’s needs. The classes will not be recorded. This is to protect the program as well as your confidentiality. If you register for a class and have to miss it, you can apply your credit to another class or attend a make up class the following Monday evening for a $10 fee.