Attached at the Heart: Eight Proven Parenting Principles for Raising Connected and Compassionate Children by Barbara Nicholson & Lysa Parker

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“Trust me. This is the only baby book you’ll ever need! It’s amazing, heartwarming,  and completely user-friendly. Just add your heart.” 

—Christiane Northrup, MD, author of Mother-Daughter Wisdom, 

    The Wisdom of Menopause, and Women’s Bodies, Women’s Wisdom


Family Tested, Parenting Expert Approved


“You have to teach them to self-soothe!” “You must be involved and always attentive to their cries.” “You don’t want them to get spoiled, do you?”

With the massive whirlwind of advice going around, how are parents to know the best approach to raising their children and establishing lasting, healthy relationships with them? Attached at the Heart is a stunning wake-up call for parents everywhere. Authors Barbara Nicholson and Lysa Parker have developed eight parenting principles designed to foster compassionate and connected families.

The increasingly popular concept of “attachment parenting,” is presented as a way to stimulate optimal child development thus avoiding rising rates of depression, anxiety, attention deficit disorders, conduct disorders, suicide, and other serious mental health problems among children. The warm, loving book calls on parents to embrace their natural instincts and to take on a more nurturing parental role. 

By offering scientific insight and encouraging anecdotes, Nicholson and Parker guide parents on how best to respond to their children’s needs in a sensitive, respectful, and developmentally appropriate way, thereby strengthening the parent-child bond. From choosing an obstetrician, breastfeeding, and safe-sleep guidelines to responding to toddler tantrums and strong emotions, all aspects of parenting are covered! This empowering and inviting book focuses on positive discipline designed to foster empathetic and connected children. Many researchers in the fields of child development and neuroscience agree that the time for attachment parenting is NOW!


Barbara Nicholson, MEd, CEIM, a La Leche League International support group facilitator for over twenty-five years is a graduate of Stepehn F. Austin State University and cofounder of Attachment Parenting International (API).  A former teacher of special education, she now trains parent educators in the Attached at the Heart Parent Education program.  She is the mother of four grown sons and lives with her husband in Nashville, Tennessee. 


Lysa Parker, MS, CFLE, CEIM, is a graduate of the University of Alabama with a degree in Education and a Master’s in Family Studies. She is a Certified Family Life Educator and Educator of Infant Massage. Lysa co-developed and currently trains professionals in the curriculum based on the Attached at the Heart book. She is the mother of two grown sons and grandmother of five grandchildren. Lysa resides with her husband in the Huntsville, Alabama area.  






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