Comforting Children

When Tragedy Hits
Mr. Rogers had great advice for adults who want to comfort children (and may even themselves) when bad things happen on a large stage.


Mothers and the Affordable Care Act

• Congressmen Have Mothers
Maternal and mental health components may have saved Obamacare, with implications for the next generation of voters.


Infant Brain Development

Meeting a Young Child's Basic Needs
There is an intersection of brain and body, self-awareness and self-regulation, anxiety and comfort–– the child-parent relationship underpins the development of all these systems. Relationships matter.When there is a mismatch, the impact is long-term.


Corporal Punishment

• Corporal Punishment and Race
An essay from the forthcoming book by Stacey Patton Spare the Kids: Why Whupping Children Won’t Save Black America. Childhood beatings and adult violence are all strange and bitter fruit from the same tree.



• The Intersection of Parenting and Voting
In his highly acclaimed book Hillbilly Elegy J.D. Vance concludes that the problems afflicting the communities who feel unheard and unrecognized, and so voted in large numbers for President Trump, have their roots in Adverse Childhood Experiences.


Parenting Tips in Public Places

Advancing Parenting
A nonprofit organization places concise and unambiguous parenting tips in public spaces: windows of stores, offices, restaurants, automobiles, and billboards.


Reaching Your Child

* Tips for Reconnecting
When a child is prickly and most difficult is when you need to try something else. Here are some options to make it work.