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Early Childhood Attachment

How Your Attachment Style Affects Your Parenting

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.19.2016 | Parents
Lisa Firestone

As we look into our attachment history and the implications it may have for how we relate as adults, it's important to practice self-compassion. To change our attachment style will mean working on making sense of the most painful parts of our childhood.

Are You Vitamin L (Love) Deficient? 10 Steps to Solve It

Ross A. Rosenberg | Posted 06.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Ross A. Rosenberg

Only with an understanding of Vitamin L Deficiency Disorder can one proceed with the appropriate treatment of it. It is this author's opinion that vitamin love deficiency can be successfully treated with trauma-based psychotherapy treatment strategies.

Is Your Attachment Style Hurting Your Relationship?

Lisa Firestone | Posted 10.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Lisa Firestone

By becoming aware of your attachment style, both you and your partner can challenge the insecurities and fears supported by your age-old working models and develop new styles of attachment for sustaining a satisfying, loving relationship.

My Daughter Cried and I Smiled

Shannon Sutherland | Posted 09.08.2013 | Parents
Shannon Sutherland

I did my best to be her everything, but I can't say that I enjoyed it. I felt so much pressure knowing that whenever she needed something, she would always turn to me.

Actions and Action Figures: Gift Giving as Brain Development

Judith Sandalow | Posted 02.26.2012 | DC
Judith Sandalow

Actions and action figures both speak louder than words when it comes to telling children that they are unconditionally loved and have a safe environment where they can develop -- physically, emotionally, mentally -- as they should.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Parenting Begins Long Before Baby Arrives

Jessica Zucker, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jessica Zucker, Ph.D.

Countless women ask me why pregnancy is such an optimal time to internally nest. Here are some essential reasons why buttressing self-understanding is vital during the mothering metamorphosis.

Mother's Day: PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Reactive Attachment Disorder and Unconditional Love

Jane McCormick | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jane McCormick

Unconditional love ... Is it possible with a child who does not behave in the usual ways, who rejects you when you try to help, who does not respond when you attempt to redirect him? I say yes!

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Challenge of Early Attachment

Julianne Idleman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julianne Idleman

in order for the attachments to develop smoothly in a new family, there is one key element that predicts relative success--the parent's understanding of their own relationship history.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Meaning of Mother's Day for Military Moms

Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Barbara Van Dahlen, Ph.D.

Because we are a nation at war, we should be especially tender toward the mothers who must leave their children behind as they head to battle.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Can Neonatal Intensive Care Hurt Your Bond With Your Baby?

Lili Zarghami | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lili Zarghami

Everyone who has infant twins experiences their fair share of difficulties, but I can't help but wonder what was lost during that vital first month when the three of us lived apart.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': This Interconnected Life -- A Mother's Day Gift for Everyone

Daniel J. Siegel, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Daniel J. Siegel, M.D.

If we've had or continue to have an insecure relationship with our moms, this would be a great time to begin the process of inner reflection to move toward security now.

Building Your Baby's Brain: A Mother's Day Discussion On Early Attachment (LIVE EVENT)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

On Friday, May 5, Dr. Catherine Birndorf, psychiatrist and co-author of the bestselling book The Nine Rooms of Happiness, and Dr. Margaret Hertzig, ch...

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Invisible String of Attachment

Katherine Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Stone

You don't need any special gear or to be attached at the hip 24-7 to create a bond. I think instead you need to spend time with them, to get to know them intimately, and to meet them where they are.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': A for Attachment

Meredith L. Blake | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith L. Blake

When our parents respond to us in consistent, sensitive and loving ways, we form secure attachments with them, and this gives us the confidence to learn, grow and thrive.

Adoption and Prenatal Care

Sally Maslansky | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sally Maslansky

From the proper medical attention to the mother's state of mind, we are learning more and more about how a baby's in utero world impacts its post birth life and life long emotional development.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': Attachment is Freedom

Jennifer Gruskoff | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jennifer Gruskoff

Motherhood is not about words or biology. It's about trust and nurturing and love. It's the cooing and the gaze your baby gives you when they hear your voice, it's the innate need they have to be close to you.