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Pittsburgh Attachment Parenting Community Pages

The Pittsburgh Attachment Parenting Meetup Group was founded in July 2008 by a new mom seeking a community of like-minded mommas. At the time, she had an eight month old daughter and felt utterly isolated. And while confident in her family’s choice to practice AP, she didn’t know any other parents who were doing what she and her husband were doing. Looking for AP support groups in Pittsburgh, all she found was a note on that 60 other people were interested in such a group. And before she knew it, she was clicking the “Start a Meetup” button and starting a group that would become this wonderful community of support, validation, affirmation, and friendship.

Today we are a group of families who practice AP at varying levels of intensity. At the heart of our group, and of our approach to parenting, is a respect for our children, our families, ourselves, each other, and our community at large.

Our primary goal is to create a community for support and socialization. You will soon learn that we aim to a busy and active calendar filled with activities to appeal to children and families, alike. You’ll find playdates at local parks, playgrounds, and members’ homes; outings to all the hot kid spots in Pittsburgh—the Children’s Museum, the Pittsburgh Zoo, the Carnegie Science Center, the National Aviary, the Toy Lending Library, E2 Toys2Try, and many more; unique excursions to the pumpkin patch, the apple orchard, and other fun locales; Mamas' Night Out at local restaurants; family outdoor adventures on the weekends; age specific playgroups; interest specific discussion groups; and so much more! This is your community--if there is something you wish we were doing and don't see us doing it--get involved!

In order to build a true real-life community, it is important that members remain active. Our ultimate goal is to meetup—actively and often—to build a village and community of support for all of our families! Yet, we also understand that ‘active’ may have different manifestations dependent on your individual circumstances—you might work full time, or live out of the immediate Pittsburgh area, you might have a newborn or older kids in school. Active participation might mean coming out to an occasional meetup, but being a frequent presence on our message board, or it may mean attending a meetup or two every week and hardly ever checking the message boards.

Who we are:
-parents who are responsive, intuitive, and attentive
-parents who enjoy spending time with our kids
-parents who take pride in making informed choices for our families
-parents who are committed to modeling respect and open-mindedness for our children
-parents who consider ourselves non-judgmental idealists
-parents who believe that a little respect can save the world

Who we are not:
-parents who compromise the safety or well-being of their children to prove a point
-parents who employ coercion or violence of any kind in their parenting practice
-parents who would rather check their email than interact with their kids
-parents who sit on the sidelines during playdates

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Welcome May 3, 2013 8:33 PM anonymous
About Pittsburgh Attachment Parenting Community May 2, 2013 7:42 PM anonymous

Pittsburgh, PA

Founded Jul 25, 2008
  • Pittsburgh Attachment Parents 290
  • Group reviews 18
  • Upcoming Meetups 26
  • Past Meetups 1,268


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