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 just not possible or helpful. What to do?

Here at API we keep a steady stream of upbeat messages coming your way and it ramps up during AP Month in October. We get a bit louder as we celebrate AP with partners and sponsors, celebrate the challenges as growth, identify the good support, figure out the helpful and seek the uplifting.  It’s all a big month-long antidote to the negatives.  Even better, tapping into us throughout the year keeps goodness on the front burner.

During October we provide some tools to help you face all that life (and your child!) throws at you because we know that when you’re feeling supported, you’re Nurturing Peace for World Harmony and your children thrive.

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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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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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