Dan Siegel

Daniel J. Siegel received his medical degree from Harvard University and completed his postgraduate medical education at UCLA with training in pediatrics and child, adolescent and adult psychiatry. He served as a National Institute of Mental Health Research Fellow at UCLA, studying family interactions with an emphasis on how attachment experiences influence emotions, behavior, autobiographical memory and narrative. Dr. Siegel is currently clinical professor of psychiatry at the UCLA School of Medicine where he is on the faculty of the Center for Culture, Brain, and...

Connecting with Your Kids at Any Age

Attachment research tends to focus on birth-18 months, but you can bond with your kids at any age.

Attachment and the Development of Resilience

It seems we are built by design to thrive in attuned and responsive relationships. Love nourishes and buffers our hearts.

Andrew N. Meltzoff, Ph.D.

Dr. Meltzoff is the Job and Gertrud Tamaki Endowed Chair and Codirector of the Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences at the University of Washington. He is a developmental psychologist whose research focuses on social and emotional development in infants and young children. He has done pioneering work on newborn behavior, especially how infants first connect socially and communicate with other people. Dr. Meltzoff’s discoveries about imitative learning have changed our ideas about human nature. The work shows that infants use adults as role...

Pornography and Attachment

Here is a glimpse into my dissertation research, which explores the vicissitudes of the mother-daughter attachment relationship through the lens of women who work in the sex industry.

Kathy Morelli

Kathy specializes in helping women cope with prenatal and postpartum anxiety and depression. For thirteen years, she has worked with pregnant moms, helping them manage their feelings about pregnancy, birth, and postpartum depression. Kathy has a family centered focus, helping couples find their way as new parents with their new baby, and helping couples sort out feelings and practicalities about their relationship. Her professional training and life experiences make her familiar with the challenges in the lives of women and their families. These include how...

Parenting Begins Long Before Baby Arrives

In our wildest fantasies we rarely imagine feeling anything other than pure unadulterated joy upon meeting our babies for the first time.

Melissa Ensminger, RN

Melissa Ensminger is a Nurse Home Visitor for the Nurse Family Partnership Program (NFP), administered by Family First Health in York, Pennsylvania. She works with first-time, low-income mothers and their children on an ongoing basis in their homes. Home visits allow the NFP to experience mothers and their children in their day-to-day lives and offer a greater understanding of their environment. This evidence-based community health program has proven results, including long-term family improvements in health, education, and economic self-sufficiency. Melissa Ensminger has been a community...

Attachment, Motherhood, and Mental Health

This is an interview conducted with Dr. Jessica Zucker by Therese J. Borchard of Beyond Blue.

The Top 10 List For Creating Healthy Kids

You and your partner are the ultimate example to your child of how two adults connect/communicate/bond.

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