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One of the major developmental tasks in early childhood is self-regulation, which includes settling into reasonably predictable and healthy patterns of eating, sleeping and other routines. Even as older children and adults, we are dysregulated at times, which can disrupt learning, good relationships and other aspects of our lives.   This week’s Mom Enough guests,…

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One of the most important qualities a person can have is resilience, the ability to stay strong through life’s ups and downs and bounce back after major difficulties. Parents have a powerful influence on a child’s development of resilience, and experiences in the earliest months are especially important. So, what helps children build resilience? And,…

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America celebrated Valentine’s Day on February 14th. Many couples exchanged sweet words and surrounded themselves with hearts and flowers. But beyond the cards, candy and flowers of Valentine’s Day, what is our society’s take on love and romance? And what are the images and messages that shape our children’s understanding of this important part of life?…

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Neuroscience research has led to a new understanding of how early childhood experience, especially parent-child attachment, affects neural connections in our brain, in turn shaping the way we think, feel and behave in later relationships and situations. But, as UCLA psychiatrist Dan Siegel discusses with Marti & Erin, our “mind” is more than our “brain,”…

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parent-child attachment guest Dr. Alan Sroufe

No doubt you have heard a lot about why the attachment between you and your child is so important to your child’s lifelong development. But you also may have received mixed messages about what you need to do to build the kind of attachment that will put your child on the path to lifelong healthy…

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