2017 AP Month starts October 1!

September 21, 2017

Each year AP Month features a different, timely theme around which we invite families to join together and celebrate healthy parenting and happy families.

Our themes are generally timely and this one no less so as we take a look at “Word Power:  Communicating for Connection.”

As parents, we’re familiar with the request for children to “use their words” in all kinds of situations.  Often we’re inviting them to practice using verbal expressive language to communicate their needs instead of physical impulses.

We’ll go a bit further in this theme and take it to the adult level as we explore the power of words, but specifically look at words that we can use with our children, and anyone, for purposes of connection.

Explore the ways you can join us for AP Month!


2016 AP Month Graphic Artist Spotlight

August 18, 2016

Each year the AP Month team asks a graphic designer to render a logo and banner design to illustrate our theme.  Alice Stevens rendered our design this year to help us celebrate Nurturing Peace for World Harmony. Alice is a freelance Graphic Designer from Christchurch New Zealand with a background in visual communication focused on […]

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2016 AP Month Theme: Nurturing Peace for World Harmony

May 18, 2016

Testing, testing……..(is this thing on????) Welcome AP Month – backstage!  We’re preparing for 2016 AP Month and focusing on the ways that parents can Nurture Peace for World Harmony. How do we thrive  – and help our children thrive – in such negative and violent times? Relentlessly blaring headlines are enough to drive us into hiding, but that’s […]

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2015 Photo Event

July 10, 2015

Our most popular AP Month activity is back! Celebrating our theme of Parental Presence: Birthing Families, Strengthening Society this year, we’re asking to see your photos!! . Guidelines to submit your photos for consideration: Send your photos to to  APMcontests@gmail.com Email subject should read “2015 APM photo event” Include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and […]

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May you feel cherished on this last day of AP Month

October 31, 2014

Just as children are absolutely dependent on their parents for sustenance, so in all hut the most primitive communities, are parents, especially their mothers, dependent on a greater society for economic provision. If a community values its children it must cherish their parents. Bowlby, J. (1951). Maternal care and mental health. World Health Organization Monograph(Serial No. 2). It […]

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Friends are cherished

October 28, 2014

Friends… they cherish one another’s hopes. They are kind to one another’s dreams. – Henry David Thoreau It’s so clear that you have to cherish everyone. I think that’s what I get from these older black women, that every soul is to be cherished, that every flower Is to bloom. – Alice Walker   Just […]

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What makes a “favorable environment?”

October 26, 2014

Hello world!

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