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Early Attachments to caregivers are the building blocks for a child social relationships and emotional well beings.

From their first days, babies naturally look to their parents or caregivers to respond to them in consistent, sensitive, and loving ways. When babies and children find their caregivers to be responsive, they form secure attachments to them. Secure attachments help give children the confidence to explore their world, learn, and grow. While the early years of infancy are important, attachments can be formed and improved throughout childhood and the teen years.

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Professional Advice From A Newborn

Though I may be new at my role as father, the old adage continues to ring true – timing is everything

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Be the Change: Nurturing the Capacity for Compassion

Whether we feel love, affection, empathy or compassion for others is determined by childhood experiences

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Be the Change: Nurturing the Capacity for Compassion

Whether we feel love, affection, empathy or compassion for others is determined by childhood experiences

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Ten Tips on Bonding With Your Kid During Deployment

Helping military families to stay connected when they are separated by distance.

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Attachment Q&A with Dr. Jessica Zucker

Research shows that it’s the quality of our interactions with our kids that makes the biggest impact.

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How My Career Taught Me To Be a Better Father

“There is no instinct like that of the heart.” 

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The First Connection

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. Lane Strathearn describes the enduring nature of the mother-child bond and how that sets...

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