It’s not that mothers confer any advantage. It’s that infants need consistency and even a one-night-per-week disruption of that damages the formation of secure attachment.
This illustration helps parents understand brain dysregulation, so they can pick & choose appropriate interventions based on their child’s brain functioning at any given moment. To say it another way–this helps make sense of your child’s tantrums, explains why some things you do just make things worse, and gives a parent guidance for what TO […]
Researchers found that for children aged two-and-a-half every hour of television viewing over the recommended maximum of 2 hours per day reduces their kindergarten performance in vocabulary, math skills, classroom engagement, physical coordination, and social skills.
Just about as soon as children sprout teeth they discover what teeth really are good for. My year-old second son discovered that a quick nip during breastfeeding resulted in a very amusing jump and yelp on my part. (Amusing to him! Needless to say he was graduated to a sippy cup pretty soon…)
Dr. Patricia Nan Anderson and Parenting Coach Katie Malinski LCSW discuss the importance of early child development and why birth to age 3 are the most important years of a child's life.