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.


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.


The Science of Attachment

Loss & Attachement
How the days of restricted hospital visitation practices informed to the study of early childhood attachment and emotional trauma.


Mobile Social Media

Intimacy & Empathy in the New Age of Media
The communication revolution is degrading the quality of human relationships—with family and friends, as well as colleagues and romantic partners.


Children At Risk For Addiction

• Personality Traits
Research identifies four risky traits: sensation-seeking, impulsiveness, anxiety sensitivity and hopelessness.