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Childhood Attachment

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.

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.

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': 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.

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.

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.

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.