Attachment Parents United!
Welcome to Attachment Parents United!
What is Attachment Parents United?
Attachment Parents United is a friendly community of diverse parents united by our common belief in creating a life-long secure attachment with our children. We have a richness of diversity here that encompasses preconception to parenting teens, poor to rich, crunchy to mainstream, atheist to religious, formula-feeding to breastfeeding, unschooling to public schooling, gay to straight, and a range of many other spectrums as well. APU welcomes all who strive to parent gently to join us in friendship, support, humor, debate, and some other fun surprises.
What is Attachment Parenting?
Attachment Parenting is a gentle parenting philosophy that focuses on creating strong emotional bonds and secure attachments between parent and child with an emphasis on respect and responsiveness to the child's needs.
How do I become a member?
We welcome you to become a part of our community! Please take the time to review our guidelines then post an introduction in our Chit Chat Central forum. Information about signature size, posting pictures, and a list of common abbreviations can be found in our Questions, Comments & Suggestions forum.
A History of the Attachment Parents United Community
The founding members of APUnited met on another forum and grew in friendship through the shared experiences of motherhood. When the original forum to which they belonged became a paid site, they chose to start their own message board so that they could continue the friendship. After a few different incarnations with different formats and hosting, the forum finally found its current home at APUnited.com in 2005. Through the years, APUnited has grown into a close-knit community of friends, and the members continue to learn and grow with each other while raising their families.