Attachment Parenting International of Northwest Indiana

Attachment Parenting International of Northwest  Indiana Attachment Parenting is a positive, loving, empathetic style of parenting with the goal of fulfilling our child's need for trust. Attachment Parenting is a positive, loving, empathetic style of parenting with the goal of fulfilling a child's need for trust, empathy, and affection necessary to create healthy attachments and secure, enduring relationships.

We meet every second Tuesday of the month from 10am-12pm at Trinity Lutheran Church 201 Washington St. Valparaiso IN

Price Range: £

Operating as usual

01/04/2020

Day 1: What toys do they gravitate toward? What is not typically used?
Day 2: When and where does play happen most?
Day 3: What times of day are they most likely to get into deep, imaginative, independent
play (FLOW)? Are you noticing a pattern or rhythm?

01/04/2020

30 Days of play
Discover deeper joy and connection by speaking your
child's natural language.
In the next 30 days, you are going to learn to observe your children from a place of non-judgmental acceptance, dig deep into your thoughts and feelings that arise in your role as a parent, and start building a deeper, more meaningful connection with your children... all through the medium of PLAY.
In this journal, you will find everything you need to get started on this new path. You will find additional support in the form of videos, prompts, and inspiration in the Balanced Parenting Community on Facebook.
Let's get started!
guiding principles
Honor and Respect Play
Stay Curious and Open
Avoid Interrupting and Evaluating
Set Limits Sparingly: Focus on Safety
Have Fun!
three phases

OBSERVE: Days 1-10 are all about
learning to observe your child carefully
and non-judgmentally.

REFLECT: Days 11-20 focus on exploring
your thoughts, feelings, and memories
around your child's, and your own, play

ACT: In Days 21-30 you will be invited to
take specific actions and observe and
reflect upon the outcome.

For the next 30 days, I want you to set aside 10 minutes each day to focus on your child's play. During the observation phase, these ten minutes will be spent observing your child and focusing in on the given prompt. During the reflection phase, you can spend these ten minutes reflecting on the journal prompt from that day. If you have time and it isn't too stressful you can also add in some dedicated play observation time. You will learn a lot about yourself and your child by watching their play.

Finally, during the action phase, you will be taking those ten minutes to take a specific directed action involving play. These are sometimes things you'll do with your child and sometimes they are things for you to do on your own, but they will
all ultimately begin to shift and transform the way play happens in your home.

01/04/2020

Hey, guys. I've been thinking and I'm going to post the 10min play journal here and we can use the thread that day as our journal. Right now I'll start posting the guidelines and the first day. For those of you who have the journal and notice, I forget a day, help me out!! TY

The Consequences of "Consequences" - by Teresa Pitman
09/26/2017
The Consequences of "Consequences" - by Teresa Pitman

The Consequences of "Consequences" - by Teresa Pitman

It's the first day of the summer camp where my daughter Lisa works as a counselor, and she listens while the head counselor sits all the kids down, lists the "forbidden" behaviours, and outlines the consequences that will follow when rules are broken.

Racheous
09/21/2017

Racheous

"Sometimes we are triggered by our children’s emotions because we haven’t been raised in a way that allowed us to process emotions in healthy ways. Many of us were not able to express the full spectrum of emotions without being shamed, punished, belittled or ignored. For some this means that a child being angry or upset really provokes a strong negative response inside us. Sometimes even children being ‘silly’ triggers us to our own inner child who was shamed for being silly."

Read more: http://www.racheous.com/respectful-parenting/triggered/

Momma Is A Hippie
09/14/2017

Momma Is A Hippie

Five Decades of Research Confirms: Spanking Produces Similar Outcomes in Children as Physical Abuse.
07/17/2017
Five Decades of Research Confirms: Spanking Produces Similar Outcomes in Children as Physical Abuse.

Five Decades of Research Confirms: Spanking Produces Similar Outcomes in Children as Physical Abuse.

In the opening paragraph of the University of Texas article outlining, “the most complete analysis to date of the outcomes associated with spanking,” it states that: “The more children are spanked, the more likely they are to defy their parents and to experience increased anti-social behavior, aggre...

06/09/2017
Allure

Allure

Your post-baby body is BEAUTIFUL just the way it is. And no, you don't need surgery to "fix" it: http://in.allure.com/SJWKjiu (📹 in partnership with Style Like U)

AhaParenting.com
05/30/2017
AhaParenting.com

AhaParenting.com

Setting limits on children's behavior doesn't mean we need to set limits on what they feel. In fact, when we focus on whether to "allow" our child to get upset, we're unwittingly making it harder for our child to learn to manage his emotions. Here's why....And what to do instead.

Janet Lansbury
05/28/2017
Janet Lansbury

Janet Lansbury

In case you missed these when I posted a while ago, here are some practical and inspiring examples of outdoor play spaces... Enjoy!

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.
05/26/2017
Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Tina Payne Bryson, Ph.D.

Here's an interesting study that says parents' technology addictions lead to behavioral problems in kids.

The Gottman Institute
05/24/2017
The Gottman Institute

The Gottman Institute

Instead of punishing undesirable behavior or constantly rewarding positive behavior, here are specific strategies to help empower kids to grow into responsible and un-entitled adults.

Happy Mother's Day everyone!
05/15/2017

Happy Mother's Day everyone!

05/09/2017

Our meeting is tomorrow at 10 am at Trinity Lutheran Church in Valparaiso! The topic is "Keeping your cool when your kids are not!" See you there

The Gottman Institute
05/06/2017
The Gottman Institute

The Gottman Institute

"Life is not safe, and so our task is not to promise our kids there will be no turbulence. It’s to assure them that when the turbulence comes, we will all hold hands and get through it together."

The Gottman Institute
04/30/2017
The Gottman Institute

The Gottman Institute

Female friendship has been the bedrock of women’s lives for as long as there have been women.

The Gottman Institute
04/22/2017
The Gottman Institute

The Gottman Institute

"Often, parents who ask for help with challenging behavior realize the one-on-one time with their child is low."

Raised Good
04/16/2017
Raised Good

Raised Good

"Dr. Julie Wray, a researcher at Salford University in England, interviewed women at different stages of post-partum life. She found that the standard six-week recovery period is a “complete fantasy,” and it can take a full year to recover from childbirth.

It’s not just physical recovery that’s needed, but mental as well. Many feel the pressure to get back on their feet soon after childbirth and feel it may be necessary to head back to work as early as six weeks.

Wray found that recovery should start in the hospital. Back in the day, women spent more time in the maternity ward learning how to take care of their infant and getting breastfeeding advice. Now, some women are discharged as early as six hours after giving birth and expected to just go with it, according to Wray’s research.

“The research shows that more realistic and woman-friendly postnatal services are needed,” Wray concluded. “Women feel that it takes much longer than six weeks to recover and they should be supported beyond the current six to eight weeks after birth.”"

Not that we need evidence to prove this but nice to see it nonetheless - mothers need so much more support and space than we are currently afforded, especially in the US. How long did it take you to feel "normal" again after birth or to find your "new normal"?

The Gottman Institute
04/11/2017
The Gottman Institute

The Gottman Institute

"We are all wired for empathy from birth. We just have to learn how to connect the wires to make it work. Being able to better trust and understand others are keys to achieving more happiness. And kids can be taught this.”

Timeline Photos
03/30/2017

Timeline Photos

The Gottman Institute
03/17/2017
The Gottman Institute

The Gottman Institute

Research indicates that the quality of our early attachments profoundly influences our relationships later in life.

AhaParenting.com
03/01/2017
AhaParenting.com

AhaParenting.com

The word "discipline" once meant "teaching" but that meaning is now obsolete, according to the dictionary. For most people, the word "discipline" means "punishment."

The dictionary defines Punishment as an "action with an intent to hurt," either physically or psychologically, in order to teach a lesson. So there is no such thing as "loving discipline," because the child will never experience something designed to cause him pain as loving. As Jane Nelsen says, "How did we ever get the idea that in order to help children do better, we have to make them feel worse?"

If the child doesn't experience discipline as emotionally or physically painful, then it's just teaching. In that case, why confuse the issue by calling it discipline, which has such negative connotations? Why not just call it teaching, or loving guidance?

What would that change? Well, to start, it would change our understanding of our children. Instead of seeing kids as in need of punishment to convince them to stop willfully misbehaving, we’d use an entirely different lens. We'd see them as in need of guidance, teaching, and support.

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