Saluting Military Moms

Our military moms deserve special recognition for the unique sacrifices they make.

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.

Chris White, M.D.

Chris White, M.D., is a board-certified pediatrician, parent educator, and life coach. He is the creator and director of Essential Parenting, an organization that emphasizes the psycho-emotional and spiritual development of children and their parents. Chris completed a year-long program at New Ventures West in San Francisco and is a certified Integral Coach, has studied with Dr. Gordon Neufeld in Vancouver, and is actively exploring the work coming out of the field of Interpersonal Neurobiology spearheaded by Dr. Dan Siegel. He is the creator...

Anxious Attachment: From Heaven to Hell and Back Again

It is through your relationship with your child that you will be faced with your attachment story.

Leslie Potter

Leslie Potter is the founder of Pure Joy Parenting, a joy based parenting model which supports parents in moving from a traditional fear-based model to a joy-based one focusing on relationship and healthy attachment. She is a co-author of Chaos to Connection: 9 Heart Centered Essentials for Parenting your Teen. Leslie is a Parent Coach with a background as a body centered therapist. She created the Parent Coach model at Vive a national company working with at risk teens and their parents. In 2008, she...

Mindful Parenting Nurtures Healthy Attachment

Children who feel connected to their primary caretakers do better in their lives.

Pilar Placone, Ph.D

Pilar M. Placone, Ph.D. is a licensed marriage and family therapist whose twenty-year practice is dedicated to bringing clients a renewed sense of hope and fulfillment. In her work, she assists parents and their children develop mature, optimal relationships, within the context of a busy family life. Dr. Placone founded the Mindful Parent Happy Child programs in order to provide a more holistic and comprehensive set of behavioral tools for both parents and therapists. Her approach draws upon a number of different healing modalities,...

How Early Experiences Impact Your Emotional and Physical Health as an...

In many people’s lives or careers there is one event that stops them in their tracks, forever changing their view of a critical issue. 

Marcia Stanton, MSW

Marcia Stanton, MSW coordinates the Child Abuse Prevention Program at Phoenix Children’s Hospital, an innovative program that provides education to hospital staff and the community on the importance of family strengthening and the prevention of child maltreatment. She currently leads the Arizona Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Consortium and their statewide “Strong Communities Raise Strong Kids” initiative, working to increase awareness of the impact of childhood trauma. She has a Master’s degree in Social Work and a long history of personal interest and involvement in...

Connecting with Baby Before Birth

Ubiquitous prenatal gadgets tempt pregnant women at every turn as the market is saturated with ever-changing options for mommy, daddy, and baby. 

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