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iUniverse Would Like to Announce the Release of Attached at the Heart by Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker

Learn how to rely more on your intuitive feelings and understanding of your child in a new evidenced-based guide to parenting, Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children by the co-founders of Attachment Parenting International, Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker. This book will give parents the confidence they need to respond to their children's needs in a sensitive, respectful and developmentally appropriate way.

Bloomington, IN, February 25, 2010 --( Attachment Parenting International Co-founders Publish Parenting Handbook
Book Gives Evidence-based Advice for Raising More Compassionate Kids

Attached at the Heart (published by iUniverse) by authors and Attachment Parenting International (API) co-founders Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker is the recently published book providing practical guideposts and discussions on the key tenants of attachment parenting and how to use them in everyday life in order to raise more compassionate children.

Rooted in sound science and common sense, the principles provided in Attached at the Heart provide a practical framework to attachment theory that encourages parents to “listen to your baby and trust your instincts.” In the book, parents will learn:
· How your own childhood experiences influence the way you parent.
· How to become more attuned to your child.
· To feel confident in your ability to know your child better than any expert.
· How research supports attachment parenting practices.
· The importance of making informed decisions about your children without feeling intimidated by others.
· How to actively improve your family relationships and communities.

While attachment parenting isn't new, it focuses on returning to the instinctual behaviors of our ancestors. In the last 60 years, the behaviors of attachment have been studied extensively by psychology and child development researchers, and more recently, by researchers studying the brain. This body of knowledge offers strong support for areas that are key to the optimal development of children.

"We believe that if parents are given good information about why it is so important to nurture children, the tools to do it, and parent groups that support them in their choices, then we will have a lot of empowered mothers and fathers," states Parker.

Nicholson and Parker provide realistic answers to everyday problems and raise readers' awareness to be more conscious and purposeful in interactions with their children. Their book is full of parenting practices that strengthen parent/child relationships and families to create a more compassionate world.

About the Authors
Pau Barbara Nicholson has a Masters of Education degree specializing in learning disabilities and has been a breastfeeding and parent support group facilitator for over 27 years. Lysa Parker received her bachelor's in education and her Master's in Human Development and Family Studies and currently is a writer, speaker and parenting consultant in private practice.

Attached at the Heart: Eight Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children

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iUniverse is the premier book publisher for emerging, self-published authors. For more information, please visit

"'Attached at the Heart' is thoroughly loving, compelling and supportive-packed…to help you to strengthen and deepen your child's humanity…every single day."
- Harvey Karp, MD, FAAP
Creator of the book/DVD, The Happiest Baby on the Block

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