Oh my goodness, you have a baby! Congratulations…and now what?!
Oh wow! The time when feelings and frustrations feel BIG – yours and theirs!
You made it through the first year, take a breath and a bow! So what happens now?!
Who are you anyway? Has parenthood changed you..just a tiny bit or TOTALLY?!
What IS Attachment Parenting?
Attachment Parenting is about:
Building strong bonds by responding in a timely & sensitive way
Modelling behaviour & connecting with respect & empathy
Relationship quality built on physical & emotional closeness
Feeling your way with trust in your instinct and compassion for yourself
“I am passionate about supporting parents in nurturing their attachment to their child – it takes consciousness to keep strengthening the bond while trusting it will serve us in ways we can’t yet know. I’m so excited to welcome you to our loving community – let’s grow together!”
Love Parenting Project
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We like to give and to help which is why we love Rockin’ Baby’s Mother to Mother mission. When the Mother to Mother project started in 2011 they wanted to make a real difference in the world and with your help they can!
Click here for more information about the Mother to Mother project in Haiti and Kenya.
Attachment Parenting Knowledge Base
Building Our Community
Have you ever wanted to make a difference in your local community?
Would you like to train in something new but relevant to your family life ?
Would you like to become part of a nationwide community with opportunities for furthering your skills?
Do you already run a group and feel you could benefit from affiliation and being part of a network of facilitators supporting each other in running a group?
Our constantly growing 16,000+-strong Facebook community is highly active with a combination of educational, observational, humorous and scientific articles – we love the fact that discussion is invariably respectful, helpful and thought-provoking. We receive questions daily which we willingly post anonymously onto the main wall for instant peer support. If youíre looking for suggestions, empathy or shared experience then just send us a Personal Message to our page and weíll make sure your enquiry is opened up to the wealth of compassion, wisdom and advice which exists within this unique community.
“Overwhelmed and exhausted by the demands of caring for a family, I approached Michael for help with becoming ‘a better parent’… Along the journey I also found help in becoming ‘a better me’. This has not been a journey of ‘self improvement’ per se, rather a journey of ‘self acceptance’. By becoming more loving and accepting of myself, I found within me a well of unconditional love and acceptance from which I can nourish the high demands of my family, without feeling completely empty and depleted myself. It is startling too how much my marriage has also improved as a result. Thank you Michael. I cannot recommend your work more highly.”
KatyMother and Musician
I just wanted to say a big thank you to Michelle, who has been so supportive of me starting up a local APUK group – I don’t feel like I have the ‘traditional’ expertise of some of the other group leaders (e.g. babywearing or breastfeeding support skills), but felt I had something to offer in terms of emotional support for parents. Michelle was so open to discussion about the best way to take things forward, and her responses were so helpful in enabling me to start to see the direction I wanted the group to take. I’ve still got a long way to go before it gets to where I want it to be, but I know Michelle will be there to support me if I need her! Starting up a local group has been amazing for me, and I would recommend others to go for it if you are thinking about it – even if you don’t necessarily feel your skills cover all the AP tools! Thanks Michelle for all your support
EmilieAPUK Group Facilitator
I just love the feeling of being with other women: feeling supported, listened to and included without judgement. To feel part of a community like this before I even have my baby, in my opinion, is one of the best things I could do for myself as a mum-to-be. I know that I will make more ‘mummy friends’ after my baby is born, but I feel like I have already put my roots down and am building a strong foundation for the kind of parent I want to be, because of the kinds of parents (and children!) I am choosing to be around.
Thank you APUK Derby for welcoming me!