How do I know if my child’s behavior may be due to the environment? In addition to internal traits, children are strongly affected by their external world as well. What makes up a child’s environment? Many more factors than you might think! They inclu..
How do I know if development is contributing to my child’s behavior? Development asserts a very strong influence over children’s behaviors. Children have an innate need, or drive, to practice the important tasks of different developmental stages. Each..
Self Regulation / Mutual Regulation Resources for Parents: Brazelton, T.B. (1992) Touchpoints: Your Child’s Emotional and Behavioral Development, Development, Birth to 3—The Essential Reference for the Early Years. Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books Fraiber..
People use or adapt to various parenting styles. It is common to fall in the middle, showing aspects of more than one style. You may also find yourself changing styles, depending on the experience, age, and maturity of your child. It is important to keep ..
If You Have Concerns or Questions If your child has trouble with self-regulation, it could be due to environmental stressors or your child’s unique differences. All individuals differ in their ability to take in, organize, and respond to sensations in t..
There may be times when you may have questions about your baby’s developing attachment or social-emotional development. If you have concerns, it may be helpful to talk with your pediatrician, a trusted early childhood educator, or a mental health provid..
Here are some ways you can support your child’s social-emotional development. Develop responsive and consistent care-giving routines. Infants and young children benefit greatly when they feel that their needs are being met in a consistent, respectful, a..
You and your baby have within you the building blocks for developing a healthy, secure attachment. That doesn’t mean you will know how do to everything instinctively. That’s especially true if you had some challenges in your early attachment relations..
There may be times during your child’s early years that you may have questions or concerns about his or her behavior. If you notice any of the following, you may want to discuss your concerns with a pediatrician, your child’s teachers, or an early chi..
How do children start to understand who they are, what they are feeling, what they expect to receive from others? These concepts are at the heart of their social-emotional wellness. They contribute to a child’s self-confidence and empathy, her ability t..