November 5, 2018

This training module from The Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) at the University of Washington, provides a science-based background of how the bond between infants and caregivers develops and why it is important.

November 1, 2018

Heather Miller, a director with an education firm LePage-Miller, surveyed best practices in child development and operationalized them in a two-hour school night routine, she calls “prime-time parenting”. It starts at 6 or 6:30 p.m. and ends about two hours later, with a goal of ensuring that children ages 5 to 13 get to bed no later than 9 p.m.

October 29, 2018

In this Q&A Joan Luby, M.D talks about the common signs of depression in young children, how it is diagnosed, and the treatment options.

Dr. Luby is the Samuel and Mae S. Ludwig Professor of Child Psychiatry and Director of the Early Emotional Development Program at the Washington University in St. Louis.

October 22, 2018

Children are hardwired to look at faces of their parents and caregivers thousands of times each day. It gives them information about who they are, what they are worth, if they are loved, if they are a priority. This connection — eye contact and responsiveness create brains that are primed for security, confidence and optimism. 

August 1, 2018

Children can develop an anxiety disorder. Some amount of anxiety is normal. But if anxiety is too strong or happens frequently, it can compromise a child’s cognitive and social-emotional development.

Here are seven strategies for parents to avoid and three that are considered effective for managing children’s anxiety.

Author: Carol S. Lee
Estimated time to read: 06:50

June 11, 2018

It is helpful to communicate with little kids if they can name their emotions. Learn how to teach children about emotions using the “brain house analogy”

Author: Hazel Harrison
Source: Mindful
Estimated time to read: 08:24

May 14, 2018

Learn about what research says about parent-infant classes like baby sign language, music and infant massage. 

Author: Amy Bidgood
Source: The Conversation
Estimated time to read: 05:20