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Group Description

Baltimore Attachment Parenting (abbreviated BaltAP) is a group for parents living in Baltimore, Maryland and surrounding areas who share an interest in attachment parenting. The primary goal of attachment parenting is to develop and nurture strong and loving bonds between parents and their children. Areas that are key to forming these connections are summarized in Attachment Parenting International's (API) Eight Principles of Parenting:

1. Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting
2. Feed with Love and Respect
3. Respond with Sensitivity
4. Use Nurturing Touch
5. Ensure Safe Sleep Physically and Emotionally
6. Provide Consistent and Loving Care
7. Practice Positive Discipline
8. Strive for Balance in Personal and Family Life

Although BaltAP is not affiliated with API, the organization's website is a great resource. For detailed information on the above principles and many other topics of interest, please visit their website: http://www.attachmentparenting.org

Anyone practicing one or more of the principles or simply interested in learning more about attachment parenting is welcome to join. We are a friendly, supportive group of parents who share advice, concerns, and thoughts on parenting and family life (including natural parenting topics). In addition to online discussions, we also meet in real life so children can play and the adults can enjoy conversation and support. We currently have several weekly playgroups that meet at various locations around town.

No flaming or solicitation is tolerated. This is a diverse group for support and discussion only. Members are encouraged to post a short introduction about themselves and their family upon joining.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Additional Keywords: homebirth/gentle birth/unassisted birth, cloth diapering, elimination communication, homeschooling/unschooling, babywearing, co-sleeping, extended/tandem breastfeeding, alternative medicine.

Group Information

  • 298
  • Parenting
  • Jan 22, 2004
  • English

Group Settings

  • This is a restricted group.
  • Attachments are permitted.
  • Members cannot hide email address.
  • Listed in Yahoo Groups directory.
  • Membership requires approval.
  • Messages are not moderated.
  • All members can post messages.

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