API's Mission Statement

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"Our mission is to promote parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. We believe these practices nurture and fulfill a child's need for trust, empathy, and affection, providing a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships."

Provide Consistent, Loving Care (Formerly "Avoiding Separation")

Forcing or rushing independence doesn't make our children independent faster or sooner. In fact, it slows, or retards their growth toward independence. Children mature best in a securely attached relationship, like a tree grows bigger and stronger when firmly planted in rich, fertile soil.

However, there will come a day when our children are ready to be separated from us and the better we've prepared for that day, the more smooth will be the transition.

A Guide To Providing Consistent, Loving Care teaches parents how to go about paving the way for our children's emerging independence.