Attachment and the Importance of Early Relationships
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Creating the critical understanding of the difference secure early relationships make in brain wiring and how it dramatically impacts success in life!
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Early Childhood Brain Insights: ANNA WANTS THIS FOR EVERY BABY!

Early Childhood Brain Insights: ANNA WANTS THIS FOR EVERY BABY! | Attachment and the Importance of Early Relationships | Scoop.it

"Research demonstrates that secure attachment can have an impact on my ability

to form healthy relationships with othersto delay gratificationto problem solveto have empathy for othersto put up with the frustration of failure and have more   patience to calm down from excitement"

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This is a very helpful example of the way secure attachment develops and the impact it makes for success in life... from a baby's perspective!

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E-cigarettes may harm babies brain development, study warns

E-cigarettes may harm babies brain development, study warns | Attachment and the Importance of Early Relationships | Scoop.it
PREGNANT WOMEN who smoke may harm their babies’ brain development if they turn to e-cigarettes to satisfy their nicotine craving, scientists have warned.
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Improving mental health starts with early childhood relationships

Improving mental health starts with early childhood relationships | Attachment and the Importance of Early Relationships | Scoop.it
Making sure children grow up in a safe and stable environment is the goal of Iowa State University researchers working on a statewide evaluation through the Iowa Department of Public Health and the Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting...
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Kere Hughes-Belding, an associate professor of human development and family studies at Iowa State, says the work is critical to the mental and emotional development of children. It's an aspect that is often overlooked, but is just as important as early childhood education, she said. "This is such a critical age and period of development in a child's life. There really is no better age to intervene and get the most benefit," Hughes-Belding said. "The more we can do to promote nurturing and caring relationships between parent and child, the better outcomes for the child."

Read more at: http://medicalxpress.com/news/2013-04-mental-health-early-childhood-relationships.html#jCp
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Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids – WebMD

Poor Parenting Styles Linked to Bullying Behavior in Kids – WebMD | Attachment and the Importance of Early Relationships | Scoop.it
Being overprotective may be just as bad as being neglectful for spurring bully and victim roles
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"FRIDAY, April 26 (HealthDay News) -- Parents may think they can keep their kids safe by hovering over them, but a new study finds that children of overprotective parents are more likely to be bullied.

And on the other end of the spectrum, having abusive or neglectful parents also seems to make kids a target for bullies, according to an analysis of 70 studies that included more than 200,000 children."

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Secure attachment fosters emotional intelligence and resilience in children

Secure attachment fosters emotional intelligence and resilience in children | Attachment and the Importance of Early Relationships | Scoop.it
Ainsworth wrote that the secure babies, because they had been so consistently responded to, seemed to have developed confidence in their ability to control what happened to them. It was found that mothers of securely attached children were significantly more responsive to their infants’ signals, quicker to pick them up when they cried, were rated much higher in sensitivity, acceptance, cooperation, and emotional accessibility. In these four scales of maternal behaviour seemed to reside the key to secure attachment.
Deborah McNelis, M.Ed's insight:

So extremely critical that every adult understands the impact attachment makes for learning, behavior, well-being and success in life!

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Actually, Failing Our Children Is What's Unflippingbelieveable

Actually, Failing Our Children Is What's Unflippingbelieveable | Attachment and the Importance of Early Relationships | Scoop.it
Rather than a debate about whether child rearing should be focused on either parents, the community, or government, the most important questions we need to be answering are how we can improve the lives and outcomes of our nation's children -- at...
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Can Sleep Issues Be Mistaken For ADHD?

Can Sleep Issues Be Mistaken For ADHD? | Attachment and the Importance of Early Relationships | Scoop.it
Could symptoms of poor sleep be mistaken for symptoms of ADHD? Research suggests that this is happening. Find out what you should know about sleep issues.
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Too often it seems the basic are over looked when it comes to providing what brains need to function well. ....  sleep, hydration, nutrition, play, nature, physical activity, etc....

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Reactive Attachment Disorder and Attachment Disorders

Attachment disorders and Reactive Attachment Disorder--what are they and how do you work with them?

Via Lon Woodbury, Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer
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Lon Woodbury's curator insight, April 27, 2013 9:49 PM

Although very difficult to work with teens with serious Attachment Disorders, Equine Therapy is mentioned as a hopeful starting point for RAD teens. -Lon

Sam Ross, Teenage Whisperer's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:38 PM

Great summary of attachment disorders and how they manifest, with pointers as to how therapists can address these issues. This appears on a horse therapy website and in my experience working with animals and particularly horses can have amazing transformative effects for the most damaged and disengaged young people.