2012 Calendar of Support

Great Group Experiences

October 31, 2012

Reflect on something really great that happened in a group you attended this month.  If you didn’t attend a group this month, take a minute and put a date on your calendar to attend a group that supports you in some way. If you are looking to get involved in AP Month, check out the auction […]

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Maybe you’ve heard of the “end of rope” syndrome?  Many parents suffer from it occasionally and while it can often be acute, doctors don’t usually write prescriptions for it when it’s the garden variety.  There’s an old folk remedy that has stood the test of time and is even finding support in contemporary research.   Studies show that a […]

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Face To Face Meetings

October 29, 2012

Have you met any of the people in your local online groups?  Do you know their real names without having to look it up on Facebook? If you answered “no” to either question, make a plan to meet them in person this month! If you are looking to get involved in AP Month, check out […]

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Knowing that helping others is helpful in and of itself.  Helping others also increases one’s confidence and self-esteem. (Riessman & Carroll 1995)  As social creatures who thrive on cooperation, is it any wonder that we benefit from both giving and receiving support? Attending groups, even when you don’t “need” to, is incredibly helpful not only to others, […]

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Have you had a negative group experience?  Write down what you wish had happened differently and make a plan to seek out a different group with these characteristics if you haven’t already. Check out the 2012 Photo Event.  It is a great way to get involved and show your support for API. Do you live in […]

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This statement recommends opportunities for pediatricians to develop their expertise in assessing the strengths and stresses in families, in counseling families about strategies and resources, and in collaborating with others in their communities to support family relationships. (The Pediatrician’s Role in Family Support and Family Support Programs. )  What groups does your Pediatrician recommend? If […]

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The adequacy of the mother’s social support is clearly and consistently associated with the security of the infant-mother attachment. (Crockenberg 1981) Check out the 2012 Photo Event.  It is a great way to get involved and show your support for API. Do you live in the Downriver, MI area?  See what the group does! Babywearing Group […]

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