Parenting

Parenting, attachement and a secure base for children A very important and well-documented report, highlighting the fundamental role of the parent as the first teacher but also as the first caregiver and  provider of love and security. Extracts - The Executive Summary: 1 - The bond that children...

Investing in the early years: a roadmap for sustainable futures WHAT: High-level event to discuss how investing early, even before birth, in young children’s development – through nutrition, health, education, sanitation, security, responsive caregiving and early learning – is one of the smartest interventions governments can...

Here is a very interesting article about how important Breastfeeding is. "We know how vital breastfeeding is for our health and our babies' wellbeing—but you may be startled to find out how few women are doing it. A global increase in breastfeeding would prevent more than...

"Research indicates that even before birth, mothers' moods may affect child development," comments Dr. Catherine Monk, a researcher at Columbia University. In summarizing Monk's work, Anne Murphy Paul in her recent cover story for Time magazine writes, "that a pregnant women's mental state can shape her...

"The bonding and early life attachment between the infant and caregiver is a dynamic, bidirectional process involving caregiver nurturing of the infant, as well as complementary infant behavior that elicits parental care. Attachment appears to have a dual function. The first function is to ensure the...

'Parents and other caregivers play a critical role in determining children’s chances for survival and development, and they can empower children to become architects of their own lives. Evidence shows that early stimulation, caregiving, attachment, bonding and creating safe contexts for children all have a positive...

Relational synchroni  help children grow well "Have you ever wondered why some people are so much happier working in groups than others?  Or how some couples stay madly in love and remain attached to each other for decades?  The answer may actually lie in their early-childhood and infancy...

    "Every pregnancy and every pregnant woman is unique. There is no such thing as ‘normal’ when it comes to emotions during pregnancy. While some women may feel an instant connection to their unborn child from the moment they pee on the stick, for others it...

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