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:

  1. Send your photos to to  APMcontests@gmail.com
  2. Email subject should read “2015 APM photo event”
  3. Include your name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number at the beginning of your message.
  4. Subjects in your photos need to give their permission to use the photo for these purposes.
  5. Only one submission per person, per topic.
  6. Preference will be given to personal, candid photos.
  7. There is no fee to participate.
  8. Submissions can be any size, black-and-white or color, and should be attached to the e-mail message as a JPG or TIF.


May you feel cherished on this last day of AP Month

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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… 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

Many conditions may underpin flourishing, but the definition of flourishing includes is dependent on a “favorable environment.” What constitutes a “favorable environment?” Certainly there may be many factors outside of our control that go into making a favorable environment, but what is in our control? Aiming toward balance, perspective, groundedness, a degree of stability, even in the midst […]

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API works to turn the parenting puzzle around. We believe in parents.  We believe that every parent deserves free access to complete information about parenting and childhood.  It need not be overwhelming, just complete and accurate.  And leave the blame behind. Moreover, we believe that information is not enough.  Information oozes from every device and drowns us these […]

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Children Flourish with API Principles

October 24, 2014

It’s true.  The cat’s out of the bag.  And – bonus – for free. SHHHH!  Don’t you tell a soul – keep it to yourself! API’s Eight Principles of Parenting are really a neat little package of information that contain a significant chunk of the expert knowledge about child flourishing.  And you can read it […]

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