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 is from this John Bowlby quote that API draws the theme for our 20th Anniversary and AP Month this year.  In closing AP Month today and our 20th celebration in two more months, we invite you to explore the ways you can help us continue this work that John Bowlby started so many years ago.

If you have not already considered or made a donation to API this year, please do so in our upcoming annual appeal.  API is 100% funded by individuals like you who believe in and support our work.

May you feel cherished every day and may your children and theirs flourish.


Visit the API website to learn more about our work.  




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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Teachers help you flourish

October 27, 2014

The best teachers are those who keep students motivated, challenged and flourishing. ~ John Kline   Are you being the best teacher you can be for your children?

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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 Cherishes Parents

October 25, 2014

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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Who helps your flourish?

October 23, 2014

You know you can’t do everything on your own. But, did you know that having the right friends and support system can help you flourish. “A friend is a second self.” ― Aristotle Our real friends are an extension of ourselves, and without them we cannot flourish. Even if it is only one or two […]

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