Natural Family Online sponsors
several free discussion groups to better serve our visitors. You’re
welcome to view and join one or all that we have to offer.
Extended Attachment Parenting
Group for Parents with SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN.
At the Special
Needs AP group we're an extended attachment parenting
group for parents or guardians of special needs children
ages 0-18. Join
Please join us if your child is
high needs, high spirited, has a disorder or illness, or has any
other special needs (diagnosed or undiagnosed).
We may also focus on topics
found in several of our AP
articles, as well as:
Some kids will eat their hearts out and others won’t touch
anything at all. We discuss the best, non-processed nutrition
in a way that all families can find useful. We discuss cooking
and recipes and even some vegetarian
food ideas. We also have lots of fun discussing raisons all
over the living room (which, by the way, can be fatal to dogs
when ingested). Stop by kids' nutrition and
even our adult nutrition areas here
Attachment parenting for
the older child
Are AP groups and ideas a thing of the past now that your little
ones are big kids (or even – gasp! -- teenagers) and you’re
no longer breastfeeding and diapering? Are you an attachment parenting
graduate (or drop-out)? Attachment parenting is not just for babies
– and you don’t have to stop as your kids grow older!
Stop by our group and read articles on extended AP by Lisa
Poisso and nationally known AP advocate, Jan
- Breastfeeding Multiple Children
It's sometimes the easiest thing to do between a mom and a baby,
and sometimes it's the hardest thing mommy can think of. And what
about the community and family members who just won't leave well
enough alone and swear you have a screw loose because you're trying
extended breastfeeding? We're here to talk! Stop by NFO's breastfeeding
channel for some great ideas too.
Mommy and daddy burnout
Everyone gets to the point where they want to curl up in the fetal
position, whether it’s from work
and life stress, parenting stress, finances or that messy
house! We have some tricks here at Natural Family Online for parenting
stress and natural
Multiple attachment parented
Attachment parenting seems easier when you have just one baby
in a sling or on your breast. But when you have multiple babies
or several children of different age ranges, it can get a little
nerve wracking. Just how do you give each of them what they need
or what the first one had? We discuss some ideas for parents with
multiples or more than one child, and we offer support for those
who feel they just aren’t doing enough. (You really ARE!)
Kin to “gentle discipline” below, and multiple attachment
parented children above; we feel for you. Stop by our articles
on siblings and then join our group!
When “because I said so” just isn’t working,
what do you do now? You really don’t want to spank, but
you’re at your wits end. As you begin to yell or feel your
blood pressure rising, take a few minutes to read through what
others just like you are going through with their kids. We’ve
got a sturdy shoulder to lean on and some nice gentle
Natural Parenting –
Just like the AP catch phrase, we discuss the topics that fall
parenting” or “positive
parenting” here at Natural Family Online and at our
extended AP group. Won’t
you join us?
Health and Wellness –
We cover mainstream and natural family news, ideas and debates
about children’s health, whole
family and women’s health and wellness. We would love
to hear your ideas on vaccinations, circumcision, holistic treatments,
today’s diseases and disorders, etc..
Natural Family Living
We cover everything on NFO from green weddings to organic paint!
We’d love to hear from you on what these things and others
mean to your family. We're all about natural
living and how you can use it in your own lives and families.
Also included are articles and discussions on natural
beauty and natural pet care.
Entertaining and Holidays
Are you looking for an ecological or interesting idea for entertaining
guests or celebrating holidays? We'd especially love to hear
your do-it-yourself ideas!
HOW TO USE YAHOOGROUPS:
You will need a Yahoogroups login account. Sign-up
or sign-in. At the Special Needs extended AP group you may
log in to Yahoogroups and visit the site to read and answer
you may set your
e-mail to receive all posts and answer from your e-mail program.
You may decide to remain on “no mail” or to receive
what Yahoogroups calls “digest” or “individual”
e-mails. Digest e-mails contain ALL e-mails from s apceific time
period that day. Individual e-mails will send you an e-mail
the group each time anyone posts. We keep our groups to reply
to all recipients, so by hitting “reply” in your
e-mail program, you’ll be essentially posting to the
entire group. To e-mail someone privately instead, you’ll
need to use their private e-mail.