Attachment Parents of the Peninsula (APPen) is not affiliated with Attachment Parenting International (API) but shares its philosophy:
"Attachment Parenting is a philosophy based in the practice of nurturing parenting practices that create strong emotional bonds, also known as secure attachment, between the infant and parent(s). This style of parenting encourages responsiveness to the infant or child's emotional needs, and develops trust that their emotional needs will be met. As a result, this strong attachment helps the child develop secure, empathic, peaceful, and enduring relationships."
Dr. William Sears summarizes the principles of Attachment Parenting (AP) with 7 B’s:
- Birth bonding
- Bedding close to baby
- Belief in the language value of your baby's cry
- Beware of baby trainers
For more information, see the Wikipedia entry on Attachment Parenting.