Barbara Nicholson, MEd, CEIM
Barbara Nicholson is co-founder of Attachment Parenting International (API). For fifteen years she served as President of the Board of Directors of API. Barbara has a Masters of Education degree specializing in learning disabilities, is trained as a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM) and has been a breastfeeding and parent support group facilitator for over 27 years.
Barbara speaks to various groups and conferences and has given workshops about parenting as a prevention model for societal violence. She is the mother of four grown sons and lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee.
Lysa Parker, MS, CFLE, CEIM
Lysa Parker (Lisa) received her bachelor’s in education and her master’s degree in human development and family studies from the University of Alabama. She earned her designation of Certified Family Life Educator (CFLE) from the National Council on Family Relations in 2004 and is trained as a Certified Educator of Infant Massage (CEIM). Lysa is the president-elect 2013 for the Southeastern Council on Family Relations.
As cofounder of Attachment Parenting International (API), she served as the executive director for thirteen years, focusing on program development, public relations, and fundraising.
Prior to her involvement with API, she worked as a special education teacher helping children with multiple handicaps and learning difficulties. She lives with her husband in Huntsville, Alabama and is the mother of two grown sons, a stepdaughter and the grandmother of one granddaughter and twin grandsons.
Currently Lysa is a writer, speaker and parenting consultant in private practice at www.parentslifeline.com.
Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker have committed their lives to working with parent-child relationship issues and are the recognized authorities on attachment parenting. They have been featured in national and regional publications including, Newsday, Child Magazine, Pathways Magazine, Mothering Magazine, Natural Life Magazine, Washington Post, Seattle’s Child, Today’s Parents, Westchester Parent, and Charlotte Parent, as well as many international publications. They are frequent guests on national, international, and local radio and TV programs.
Ms. Nicholson and Ms. Parker are available for interviews and speaking engagements.
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