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New local holistic parenting e-mail group for D/FW June 11, 2007

Filed under: Playgroups & Gatherings, Natural Family Living, Attachment Parenting — apconnect @ 12:18 am

A new holistic email group for local parents has recently popped up on the Dallas/Fort Worth scene: the DFW Holistic Parenting Yahoo group. The new group is designed for families interested in a holistic lifestyle or learning more about it.

The group intends to cover issues including whole food nutrition, breastfeeding, not vaccinating, attachment parenting, babywearing, cloth diapering, elimination communication, co-sleeping, gentle discipling, child development, child and family fitness, health and wellness care, chiropractic, emotional health, homeopathy, child friendly and safe products, earth friendly living and other various relating topics.

Find this e-mail discussion list at DFW Holistic Parenting Yahoo group.

 

Connect with Local AP Families June 9, 2007

Filed under: Playgroups & Gatherings, Attachment Parenting, What's Happening — apconnect @ 9:54 pm

Don’t just read about attachment parenting in books and online — connect with other local AP families at Attachment Parenting International (API) of North Dallas/Plano.  An affiliate of Attachment Parenting International, the group is a forum for parents in the North Dallas/Plano area who are dedicated to the natural parenting style of attachment parenting.

Attachment parenting practices revolve around eight ideals. These practices, which address the parents role from birth through adulthood, are:

  1. Maintain balance in your personal and family life
  2. Preparation for childbirth
  3. Feeding with love and tenderness
  4. Babywearing and nurturing touch
  5. Sharing sleep
  6. Responding with sensitivity
  7. Avoid frequent or prolonged separations
  8. Positive discipline (more…)

 

Plano Playgroups — Let’s Play! May 9, 2007

Let’s play!

Meet other natural-minded families at a Plano-area playgroup. To list or find Plano playgroup, please register and post a comment on this thread. (All comments are moderated, so there will be a short delay before your post will appear.) Please use discretion when revealing your real name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, children’s names and ages and other personal information.

 

Meet local AP parents online May 8, 2007

Filed under: Playgroups & Gatherings, Attachment Parenting — apconnect @ 4:11 pm

Meet local families who practice attachment parenting and natural family living through AP Dallas Moms, a Yahoo! e-mail list serving the greater Dallas/Fort Worth area. Established in 2003, AP Dallas Moms has nearly 200 members who chat regularly about:

  • Breastfeeding
  • Extended nursing and child-led weaning
  • Baby wearing
  • Continued physical contact for older kids (lots of hugs, etc.)
  • co-sleeping
  • Gentle discipline (including no spanking or humiliation)
  • Listening and responding to child’s cues
  • Treating children with respect and dignity
  • Emphasizing and respecting individuality
 

Mid-Cities Playgroups — Let’s Play!

Filed under: Playgroups & Gatherings, Green Family, Attachment Parenting — apconnect @ 9:45 am

Let’s play!

Meet other natural-minded families at a Mid Cities-area playgroup.

To list or find a Mid-Cities playgroup, please register and post a comment on this thread. (All comments are moderated, so there will be a short delay before your post will appear.) Please use discretion when revealing your real name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, children’s names and ages and other personal information

 

Dallas Playgroups — Let’s Play! May 7, 2007

Let’s play!

Meet other natural-minded families at a Dallas-area playgroup.

To list or find a Dallas playgroup, please register and post a comment on this thread. (All comments are moderated, so there will be a short delay before your post will appear.) Please use discretion when revealing your real name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, children’s names and ages and other personal information.

 

Fort Worth Playgroups — Let’s Play! May 6, 2007

Let’s play!

Meet other natural-minded families at a Fort Worth-area playgroup.

To list or find a Fort Worth playgroup, please register and post a comment on this thread. (All comments are moderated, so there will be a short delay before your post will appear.) Please use discretion when revealing your real name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, children’s names and ages and other personal information.

 

Lewisville/Flower Mound playgroups May 4, 2007

Let’s play!

Meet other natural-minded families at a Lewisville/Flower Mound playgroup. Many mothers make connections at Lewisville La Leche League meetings, which happen the first Tuesday of the month at 7 p.m. and the third Tuesday of the month at 10 a.m. at the First Presbyterian church in Lewisville (corner of Fox Ave. and Edmonds Lane).

To list or find a Lewisville/Flower Mound playgroup, please register and post a comment on this thread. (All comments are moderated, so there will be a short delay before your post will appear.) Please use discretion when revealing your real name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, children’s names and ages and other personal information.