South Austin Attachment Parenting Support Group
You have found the home of the South Austin chapter of Attachment Parenting International. Attachment Parenting International (API) promotes parenting practices that create strong, healthy emotional bonds between children and their parents. For life. So they can take those bonds with them into their adult lives and share them with their children. And their children can do the same. When we strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children's need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships.
We meet monthly to offer support and community to parents practicing Attachment Parenting or wanting to find out more about Attachment Parenting. We have regular chapter meetings, some of which are open discussion forums and others feature a guest speaker presenting on topics related to the Eight Principles of Attachment Parenting. Meetings are free, for parents, grandparents and other family, caregivers, and kids.
Where: Manchaca Road Branch Library at 5500 S. Manchaca Road, Austin, TX 78745
When: 10:15 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the on the third Tuesday of every month, unless noted otherwise.
Book & Carrier Libraries:
We have book libraries with resources on everything from babies, breastfeeding, sleep, discipline, self-care, and more. We also have carrier libraries with Mei Tais, wraps, structured carriers, pouches, and ring slings. Our sling librarians can teach you how to wear the carriers and choose which ones are right for you, your child's size and personality, and the time of year. You are welcome to check out books and carriers between meetings. We also have a toy library for kids to play with during meetings.
March 10th (we meet early this month so as not to conflict with Spring Break)
The topic this month is Slow Motion Cures Commotion presented by Jana Bodeman, Jana will offer simple strategies for busy moms to learn how to slow down and recharge using meditation, hatha, and restorative yoga. We will consider ways to slow down the pace of our interactions and create more family harmony and balance.
Jana Bodeman, RYT: Jana has been a Registered Yoga Teacher since 2001 when she completed her training at the Shambhava School of Yoga near Boulder, Colorado. She finds great joy in teaching yoga to beginners, and is gifted in making the practice of yoga accessible to a wide range of students. www.austinbigheartyoga.com
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