What: Attachment Parenting International (API), along with the Sears family and other prominent AP supporters, declared 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 — the value of “Nurturing Peace for World Harmony” in our families and our communities.

Who: All parents, AP partners and like minds around the world are invited and encouraged to join with us in“Nurturing Peace for World Harmony” during Attachment Parenting Month.

Why: “Nurturing Peace for World Harmony” is the theme for AP Month 2016 and a statement that healthy, secure attachments between parents and children isn’t just one child or one family, but extends to whole communities, nations and even the world.  We can be the change we wish to see in the world through our AP Month theme. We need not feel helplessly bathed in negativity, but we can be empowered through this simple vision that begins in our homes. During AP Month, parents are challenged to re-examine their daily activities and traditions and learn new ways to grow with each other and remain close and supportive.  AP Month partners will offer resources to support and sustain these efforts all year round.

Key AP Month Goals include unifying the AP voice to:
1. Offer parents and adults support and confidence in “Nurturing Peace for World Harmony”
2. Promote awareness of AP
3. Educate about API, other AP Month sponsors and their services
4. Provide a source of funds to support the API mission

Resources: The APtly Said blog is the API blog and the gateway to information about AP Month and API. Stay tuned!