About AP Month 2011

What: Attachment Parenting International (API), along with the Sears family and other prominent AP supporters, declares October to be Attachment Parenting (AP) Month.

The AP Month vision is to create one strong voice for AP through activities, events and information and to celebrate what we believe in — that  “Families at Play” encourages healthy social-emotional child development and healthy parent-child relationships for healthier communities.

Who: All parents, AP partners and like minds around the world are invited and encouraged to become and/or promote “Families at Play”  during the fourth annual Attachment Parenting Month.

Why: “Families at Play:  Nurturing Parent-Child Relationships through Play” is the theme for AP Month 2011 and a statement that play shared as families is an overlooked, but important and fun way to to promote healthy social-emotional development and enduring, nurturing relationships.  During AP Month, parents are challenged to re-examine their daily activities and traditions and learn new ways to engage respectfully with their children in play as a way to grow with each other and remain close.  AP Month partners will offer resources to support and sustain these efforts all year round.

AP Month is visioned to unify the AP voice in order to achieve these goals:
1. Offer parents and adults support and confidence in implementing our theme of “Families at Play.”
2. Promote awareness of AP.
3. Inform the public about API, other AP Month sponsors and their services.
4. Provide a source of funds to support API’s mission.

Resources: The AP Month Central website is the gateway to information and activities related to AP Month.