Attachment Parenting International (API) promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. When we strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children's need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships.
Attachment Parenting in Austin:
South Austin Attachment Parenting Support Group
You have found the home of the South Austin chapter of Attachment Parenting International. We meet from 10:15 until noon at the Twin Oaks Branch Library on the third Tuesday of odd-numbered months (January, March, May, July, September, & November), unless noted otherwise. We have regular chapter meetings, some of which are open discussion forums and others feature a guest speaker presenting on topics related to the Eight Principles of Attachment Parenting. Meetings are free, for parents, grandparents and other family, caregivers, and kids.
Book & Carrier Libraries:
We have book libraries with resources on everything from babies, breastfeeding, sleep, discipline, self-care, and more. We also have carrier libraries with Mei Tais, wraps, structured carriers, pouches, and ring slings. Our sling librarians can teach you how to wear the carriers and choose which ones are right for you, your child's size and personality, and the time of year. You are welcome to check out books and carriers between meetings. We also have a toy library for kids to play with during meetings.
Choosing a Caregiver: If, When, & How To Do So
with Piaf Azul, Doula & Parent Educator of Koala Mama Care Tuesday, January 21 - Twin Oaks Library
Meal Planning & Budgeting,Falling in Love with Your Slow Cooker, or Joining a Dinner Co-op
with Courtney Power-Freeman
Tuesday, May 20 - Twin Oaks Branch Library
Caring for Siblings
with Piaf Azul, Doula & Parent Educator of Koala Mama Care
Tuesday, July 15 - Twin Oaks Branch Library
Life Kido Parenting
with Jonathan Hewitt, author of Life Ki-do Parenting: Tools to Raise Happy, Confident Kids from the Inside Out & Founder of Life Kido Martial Arts
Tuesday, September 16 - Twin Oaks Library
AP Parenting for Kids Over 5
with Bethany Prescott, Therapist, Coach, School Consultant, and Parent Educator
Tuesday, November 18 - Twin Oaks Library