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Austin Attachment Parenting

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Requirement for Membership

Parents who live in Austin, Texas and the surrounding area who practice Attachment Parenting.

AUSTIN ATTACHMENT PARENTING is a group for parents who live in Austin, Texas, and the surrounding area who practice Attachment Parenting.
(http://www.attachmentparenting.org/principles/principles.php)

Extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, gentle discipline, and other practices recommended by Dr. William Sears and promoted by Attachment Parenting International are encouraged to the extent that they work for your family.

We are a friendly, supportive group of parents who share advice, concerns, and thoughts on parenting and family life, as well as recommendations for kid products and local services.

We schedule playgroups and other activities several times a week all over town, as well as participate in lively email conversations.

No flaming or solicitation is tolerated. This is a diverse group for support and discussion only. Members are required to post a short introduction about themselves and their family upon joining.

We look forward to getting to know you!

Ashli, Group Coordinator

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AUSTIN ATTACHMENT PARENTING PUBLIC PAGE
http://www.bigtent.com/groups/austinap

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KNOW SOMEONE WHO WANTS TO JOIN THE GROUP?

TELL THEM TO:
* Go to https://www.bigtent.com/groups/austinap
* Click the small sign up link (in blue text) in the login box on the right hand side of the page
* Complete the Name, Email Address and security code fields
* Click submit

The applicant will then receive our New Member Invitation Message, which will include a link that will take him/her to our Membership Registration Form, which they will complete in order to join.

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FOR QUESTIONS ABOUT MEMBERSHIP IN OUR GROUP OR ABOUT ATTACHMENT PARENTING, SEND AN EMAIL TO:
austinattachmentparenting@gmail.com

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POSTING GUIDELINES: what to post where . . .

Please read the Posting Guidelines in the following link:
http://www.bigtent.com/group/news/entry/60372958

As a group member you are responsible for adhering to these Guidelines in your posts. Should you have any questions about whether it's okay to post something in a particular area, or about which area is most appropriate for your post, please contact one of the Forum Moderators, listed here on the right-hand side of the About page.

Here is a link to the BigTent Forum Overview page:
http://support.bigtent.com/entries/155673

The Overview briefly explains:
* How to participate in forum discussions online and via email
* How to search forums
* How to be notified of forum discussions via email

And here's a link to BigTent forum video and guide entitled
How Do I Participate In Forum Discussions Online or Via Email?
http://support.bigtent.com/entries/162242

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TO SEND A MESSAGE TO THE MAIN DISCUSSION FORUM
* Send an email to: austinap_main@lists.bigtent.com
OR
* Go to the Forum tab, click Start a Topic, click
the Austin AP Main check box, type your Topic
Title and Message, and click Post Topic.

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TO SUBMIT QUESTIONS TO GROUP LEADERS ABOUT THE AUSTIN AP GROUP OR BASIC QUESTIONS ABOUT BIGTENT ONCE YOU'RE A MEMBER OF THE GROUP
* Post your question on the Group and BigTent Help forum online or by sending an email to austinap_bigtenthelp@lists.bigtent.com
OR
* Send an email or TentMail to the Tech Coordinator (listed here on the right-hand side of the About page)

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TO SEE WHAT EVENTS ARE HAPPENING IN THE MAIN GROUP
* Click on the Events tab (http://www.bigtent.com/group/calendar)
OR
* Click on MyCalendar (http://www.bigtent.com/home/calendar) at the top of any page.

SOCIAL EVENTS
The main group's calendar does not house social events. ALL of the social events for this group are kept on the GATHERINGS subgroup, so please go the Subgroups tab to join the Gatherings subgroup if you are interested in meeting and socializing with other group members in real life.

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TO VIEW A LIST OF COMMONLY USED ACRONYMS AND EMOTICONS
Refer to the Acronyms & Emoticons document in the News section
http://www.bigtent.com/group/news/entry/60594613

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ATTACHMENT PARENTING INTERNATIONAL'S (API's)
8 PRINCIPLES OF PARENTING

1) Prepare for Pregnancy, Birth, and Parenting
2) Feed with Love and Respect
3) Respond with Sensitivity
4) Use Nurturing Touch
5) Ensure Safe Sleep, Physically and Emotionally
6) Provide Consistent and Loving Care
7) Practice Positive Discipline
8) Strive for Balance in Your Personal and Family Life

http://attachmentparenting.org/principles/principles.php

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ATTACHMENT PARENTING RESOURCES
http://www.southaustinapi.org
http://www.centralaustinapi.com
http://attachmentparenting.org
http://attachmentparenting.org/apireads/apireads.php
http://www.mothering.com
http://www.mothering.com/discussions
http://www.askdrsears.com
http://www.naturalchild.org

BREASTFEEDING RESOURCES
http://www.lllaustin.org
http://www.llli.org
http://www.kellymom.com

LOCAL ATTACHMENT PARENTING FRIENDLY PARENT COACHES
http://www.earlyparenting.com
http://www.slowfamilyliving.com
http://www.blossomfamilycenter.org
http://www.bethanyprescott.com
http://www.languageoflistening.com

LOCAL PARENTING RESOURCES
http://www.somavidaaustin.com
http://www.east-westaustin.com
http://www.seatcheck.org
http://www.austinlibrary.com/calendar_plus.cfm
http://parentwiseaustin.com/cgi-bin/CalendarScript/calendar.pl

LOCAL ATTACHMENT PARENTING FRIENDLY CHILD BIRTH CLASSES and/or BIRTH SUPPORT
http://centexbirthnetwork.org/
http://givingaustinlaborsupport.org/default.aspx
http://withheartandhands.net/hypnobabies.aspx
http://lanellcoultas.com/
http://marcelabillig.com/
http://consciousbirthingaustin.com/
http://www.bradleybirth.com/ndweb.asp?ID=J172

LOCAL ATTACHMENT PARENTING FRIENDLY BABY STORES
http://www.tinybirdsorganicbabytoys.com
http://www.babyearth.com/

LOCAL ATTACHMENT PARENTING FRIENDLY GROUPS
http://attachmentparenting.meetup.com/291
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/austindiaperfreebaby
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/austinclothdiapers
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AustinEd
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/austin_nonvax_support
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/ICANofAustin/
https://www.bigtent.com/groups/afcb

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GROUP HISTORY
Austin Attachment Parenting was formerly known as:
* Austin Attached Families (AAF), on Yahoo! Groups
* Austin Attached Moms (AAM), on Yahoo! Groups prior to that

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To SUSPEND YOUR MEMBERSHIP in this group
* Click the my bigtent drop-down box (upper left hand corner of the black task bar)
* Select Settings
* Click the Membership Info tab on the left hand side
* Click Suspend membership to the right of the Austin Attachment Parenting group name
* Click yes to confirm your choice to suspend your membership

To RESUME your membership you would go through these same steps, and then click resume membership to the right hand side of the group name, and then click yes to confirm your choice to resume it.

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To UNSUBSCRIBE FROM this group
* Click the my bigtent drop-down box (upper left hand corner of the black task bar)
* Select Settings
* Click the Membership Info tab on the left hand side
* Click Leave group to the right of the Austin Attachment Parenting group name
* Click Leave group again to confirm your choice to unsubscribe from this group

NOTE: This action cannot be undone. If you want to become a member of this group again in the future, you will have to re-join it in the same way you did originally, via the Austin AP public page:
https://www.bigtent.com/groups/austinap

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Upcoming Events

ICAN Meeting (International Cesarean Awareness Network) - South

Sat Dec 2, 2017, 10:30 am – noon CST

Join us for information on VBAC, c-section prevention, emotional healing from c-section, etc.

Kids are welcome!

http://www.ican-online.org/

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) of Austin - North Meeting

Sat Dec 16, 2017, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CST

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) of Austin is a support group for women in the greater Austin, TX area. We welcome all who are striving to prevent unnecessary cesareans through education; who need support for cesarean recovery; or who want to promote vaginal birth after cesarean.

ICAN Meeting (International Cesarean Awareness Network) - South

Sat Jan 6, 2018, 10:30 am – noon CST

Join us for information on VBAC, c-section prevention, emotional healing from c-section, etc.

Kids are welcome!

http://www.ican-online.org/

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) of Austin - North Meeting

Sat Jan 20, 2018, 10:30 am – 12:30 pm CST

ICAN (International Cesarean Awareness Network) of Austin is a support group for women in the greater Austin, TX area. We welcome all who are striving to prevent unnecessary cesareans through education; who need support for cesarean recovery; or who want to promote vaginal birth after cesarean.

ICAN Meeting (International Cesarean Awareness Network) - South

Sat Feb 3, 2018, 10:30 am – noon CST

Join us for information on VBAC, c-section prevention, emotional healing from c-section, etc.

Kids are welcome!

http://www.ican-online.org/