"Especially once you came along, Hayden, having three older ones and a new baby, I wish I had known how important it would be to take better care of myself, and to have better priorities about what is important when you have little ones at home. I would have not tried to do so many extra things at that stage of my life and just focus more on being settled down and calmer for you four children, especially for you as a high-need child. It was great to have a support organization like La Leche League as I learned more about being a mother, and I'm happy that we now have Attachment Parenting International as a resource to further develop these concepts. I could have used API's support back then!" AskDrSears Newsletter 2010
Daughter and API member Hayden responds: "I love that my children get to be second generation attachment-parented people. This is huge because I gained the benefits of AP as a child and then I get to build on that foundation for my three children. I did not have to start from scratch in my learning how to parent with AP. I have gotten a double dose of the benefits of AP from two different angles--and I am looking forward to someday being an AP grandparent!"
Please help us increase awareness about attachment parenting
Martha Sears, with daughter Hayden Livesay, Landon William born February 2010, and Dr. Bill Sears
Mother, Nurse, Author, Attachment Parenting International Board of Directors
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