AATH Update

by Lysa on May 5, 2009

Barbara and I have been traveling a lot this past month. Our book event in Austin was very successful…we sold out again! Thanks in large part to family, friends and devoted API group leaders and members! We spoke at the La Leche League of New Jersey conference and held a book signing. Then on Monday, April 27th we were guest speakers at the Blue School. What an amazing school, founded by those funny blue men called Blue Man Group. Yep, they are so into being attached daddies that they and their wives started this unique school with the mission of preserving the parent-child connection and fostering teacher-child connections while developing children’s creativity and imagination. The parents who attended our evening presentation (that included one blue man Chris Wink and two Blue School teachers) were so into attachment theory and attachment parenting they bought up all the books we had for sale. It so inspiring to meet new people and experience their enthusiasm for the concept of AP. It’s definitely and idea whose time has come!
We ended our New York City trip with a talk at a mom’s luncheon in a restaurant and then a book signing at a Maternity/Children’s clothing store called Metro Minis. A great group of API moms came as well as moms from Inwood House for new & pregnant teen moms. They and their staff are incredible- guiding these young moms into more natural childbirth and breastfeeding. Some of the staff are trained doulas both knowledgable and skilled to work with these young women and get them started on the right path with their babies. So inspiring!

Our next stop is Southern California where we will speak at the LLL of So. CA & NV conference in Irvine May 22-23rd. Then we are planning a book promotion event at a private home for Monday, May 25th, Memorial Day.
A big thank you to all of you who have commented on our book or written reviews on Amazon! Did you know we were on the publisher’s bestseller list for March? We need to keep that going so keep talking it up with your friends and colleagues. We would love nothing better for this book to be a hit simply by word of mouth- the best form of advertising! We will be hosting API READS in June so we will be happy to answer any of your questions regarding the book! Thanks for tuning in!


A big thank you to all the friends and family members who came to our first signing this past Sat. Barbara and I are deeply grateful to the amazing talented women who sang “Baby Mine” accompanied by Gary Nicholson. They were Ashley Cleveland, Jonell Mosser, Odessa Settles, Kim Carnes and Carolyn Dawn Johnson. It was incredibly beautiful and moving- not to mention Carolyn’s absolutely adorable six month old daughter, Abby, who delighted the audience with her joyful antics and squeals!

Davis Kidd bookstore sold out of 71 books and will be adding Attached at the Heart to their bestseller list this week! So the bar has been set and we hope to keep the momentum going with the help of all of you. We appreciate your great comments. Now we urgently need reviews of our book on Amazon! This will make our publisher very happy and help us attain the next level of success in their program. Next stop is Austin, Texas on April 19th. If you live in or near Austin come by and see us!


Attached At The Heart Available Now

by Lysa on March 11, 2009

The big day is here! We are thrilled to announce that Attached at the Heart is available now for purchase! We will be sending out press releases to the media and information to all of our groups about how to help us get the word out. We deeply appreciate the support and patience that all of you have given us over the last year. For us it has been a 15 year process of gathering research, information and practical wisdom from thousands of AP families. We could not have done this without you! Click on the links to the left of this blog and you can purchase your book today!

– Barbara and Lysa


AATH is at the printers!

by Lysa on March 1, 2009

We’re excited that our book was sent to the printer last Friday! Sometime during the first week in March we will receive the galley proof and once we approve (which will be a quick turnaround) then the book goes “live” and people will be able to order from the iUniverse bookstore and Amazon initially. This whole process has been a test of patience and “detachment” in allowing the book to unfold the way it was intended. It couldn’t be rushed.

A big thanks to all of  you for your patience as well!


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Attached at the Heart Coming Soon!

by admin on September 4, 2008

The book jacket is finalized, Attached at the Heart is at the printer’s, reserve your copy now..

Don’t forget to check the Events Page to see if Barbara & Lysa will be in your area as they travel to promote the book. Wouldn’t you like a signed copy?


Coming soon: Attached at the Heart

by admin on July 16, 2008

The long-awaited book by Attachment Parenting International Co-Founders Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker has been submitted to final edit and will be available this fall!

Attached at the Heart: 8 Proven Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children is the textbook for AP families and offers research, personal anecdotes, tips and techniques for incorporating attachment-promoting activities into family life.

Barbara reflects, “The important message of our book is the title: Attached at the Heart. We want people to trust their heart when all else fails. When it’s the middle of the night and the baby’s crying, and the pediatrician and the mother-in-law have both said to let the baby cry, we want parents to trust their instincts. Instead of worrying “Is my baby going to be messed up if I hold her for 15 more minutes?” we want them to trust their heart. Mothers wouldn’t be in a cold sweat or crying when their children were hurting if they didn’t really instinctually know to always default to the most loving connected thing to do.”

Look for Attached at the Heart in API’s online shop and request it from local retailers this fall! In the meantime, enter your email in the upper right-hand corner of this page to reserve your copy today!

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