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Not All Stress is the Same

Not All Stress is the Same

Life stress, in its many forms, is unavoidable. How do we prepare ourselves and our children? By providing the consistency of regulatory scaffolding and what I call co-regulation in motion.   Definition of “regulatory scaffolding – the developmental process by…

The Power of Discord in the Development of Resilience

The Power of Discord in the Development of Resilience

Discord is built into the human experience and is hardwired into our children’s development. This ongoing parental dance of attunement and misattunement, meeting our child’s needs and denying some wants, offers many opportunities for developing resilience throughout development. Whenever we…

Newborn sleep? No need to worry.

Newborn sleep? No need to worry.

Here is where I talk you out of newborn sleep training. Unless: You are losing your mind, and PPD or PPA is inhibiting your ability to bond or function. Or you are ready for the compassionate incremental approach of my…

Autonomy and Agency

Autonomy and Agency

Years ago, I read an article titled – What Parents Want for Their Children. It was a large sample of families. Interestingly, families of all cultures and socio-economic backgrounds wanted the same #1 thing. And that was to raise children…

Curiosity

Curiosity

I am already off-script and off the path. My curiosity got the best of me; therefore, I am adding curiosity to the list as an essential element of resilience. The child is filled with curiosity, creativity, wonder, and spontaneous delight.…

RIE®: Resources for Infant Educarers

RIE®: Resources for Infant Educarers

RIE’s educational philosophy is referred to as the Educaring® Approach, and is summarized as follows: The infant needs an intimate, stable relationship with at least one primary person (e.g., a parent figure). This relationship is best developed during caregiving activities. These…

Don’t worry. Be sleepy.

Don’t worry. Be sleepy.

BBC February 8, 2022 – The Science of Healthy Baby Sleep by: Amanda Ruggeri What I love most about this article is that it offers a science-based review and overriding message to – A.) tune into your child and B.)…

Bedsharing Part 2

Bedsharing Part 2

Mothers come to me each day feeling distraught and in downright despair from the social pressure to co-sleep. They share deep-seated guilt in their knowing that they quite simply – can NOT pull it off. They think that if they…

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