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The Neuroscience of Human Relationships: Attachment & the Developing Social Brain

June 10th, 2014
I had barely started this book and was already recommending it to friends and colleagues. Early in the second edition of The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, psychology professor and private practitioner Louis Cozolino challenges traditional Western philosophy of the lone and separate individual. As Cozolino writes, “Individual neurons or single human brains do not exist in ...

Tips for Successful Toilet Training

Tips for Successful Toilet TrainingFew issues in child-rearing create as much anxiety for mothers and fathers as toilet training. And few issues generate as much advice -- both solicited and unsolicited -- from family, friends, and professionals. Whether it is the financial benefits of doing ...

Infant Feeding Methods and Maternal Sleep and Sleepiness

breastfeedingThe choice to breastfeed an infant is intensely personal. Yet because of the well established health and psychological benefits of breastfeeding for both the mother and infant, it has also become a medical decision. For this reason, any real or perceived disadvantage of breastfeeding should be ...

My 3-Year-Old Son Wants To Be Cinderella!

Our playgroup of preschoolers recently attended a production of “Cinderella.” All the children were enamored with the costumes, music and beauty of the play. Since that day, my three-year-old son has loved whirling and twirling as Cinderella. He occasionally plays different roles, ...

How To Raise a Child of Character

How To Raise a Child of CharacterHow many of you think there are many children that struggle with communicating their needs, thoughts and feelings with words and instead are physically impulsive? Whether you have noticed this behavior challenge with your own children, or in your ...

Teens and Porn

teens and pornOne of the mistakes parents make when they learn their teenage son has been viewing pornography sites on his computer is to punish him by taking away his computer. This is a mistake, as it may send the message that sexual feelings ...

Texting, Sexting… What’s Next?

Texting, sexting... Whats Next?A mother with her three teenage daughters sat in my office the other day. Two of the girls were there for sick visits. The third sister was just along for the ride. When I walked into the room, all three girls had ...

Parenting after Traumatic Events: Ways to Support Children

Parenting after Traumatic Events: Ways to Support ChildrenOne of the most important messages for parents about traumatic experiences—such as car accidents, medical trauma, exposure to violence, disasters—that may impact them and their children is that while children of all ages can be impacted, most are resilient ...