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Attachment: The gift that keeps on giving : UMNews : University of Minnesota

Attachment: The gift that keeps on giving : UMNews : University of Minnesota | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

"Secure attachment means the child is confident—not anxious—about the availability and responsiveness of an adult," says Sroufe. "That confidence is the basis for confidence in oneself and others, and the ability to form adult relationships."

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Parents and Teachers: Partners in Building Healthy Brains

Parents and Teachers: Partners in Building Healthy Brains | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Teacher Appreciation Week has passed, along with "Mom Appreciation Day," but parents and teachers continue the important work of shaping children's brains all year long. Unfortunately, there are ch...
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Life on the Edge (Of the Social Synapse): An Interview with Louis Cozolino

Life on the Edge (Of the Social Synapse): An Interview with Louis Cozolino | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Louis Cozolino is a psychologist and psychology professor at Pepperdine University. His 2006 book, The Neuroscience of Human Relationships, focuses on how attachment relationships work to shape the human brain.
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Look for more from Louis Cozolino coming soon on Mom Psych, but to whet your appetite, this post revisits an interview we did with him in 2007.

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» Preemies at Greater Risk for Future Bipolar, Depression, Psychosis - Psych Central News

» Preemies at Greater Risk for Future Bipolar, Depression, Psychosis - Psych Central News | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Babies born prematurely are at a much greater risk for developing severe mental disorders including psychosis, bipolar disorder and depression, according to a new study.

 

[Yes, researchers have narrowed it down to "brain development" issues. But let's talk attachment here. What's different between preemies and full-term babies? Kept in the hospital versus full-time with moms? I know there isn't much they can do about that at this point, but . . .  something to think about maybe?]

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Mothers and babies can instantly synchronize their hearts just by smiling at each other

Mothers and babies can instantly synchronize their hearts just by smiling at each other | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Mothers and their babies are often said to share a deep, intimate connection...but even so, this new discovery is weird. Simply by looking and smiling at each other, moms and babies synchronize their heartbeats to within milliseconds of each other.
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Self-Control: (a) Innate, or (b) Dependent on Mom and Dad? | Psychology Today

Self-Control: (a) Innate, or (b) Dependent on Mom and Dad? | Psychology Today | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

A recent study has been reported as indicative of inborn capacities for self-control. BIG MISTAKE, says Darcia Narvaez, PhD. It's easy to jump to the incorrect conclusion that self-control is in the genes, but there is much more evidence for an alternative conclusion. What else do children share besides the same genetic material? Yes, of course, the caregiving environment. Here are three examples how self-control capacities are shaped by early caregiving.

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New York Times: The Materialist Fallacy

New York Times: The Materialist Fallacy | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

The weakening of our social fabric can’t be reduced to economics. The recent research details how disruption in the social fabric breeds more disruption. This research includes the thousands of studies on attachment theory, which show that children who can’t form secure attachments by 18 months face a much worse set of chances for the rest of their lives because they find it harder to build stable relationships.

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Teaching Friendship through Physical Contact and Body Language

Teaching Friendship through Physical Contact and Body Language | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

Aunt Psych actually uses the word "attachment," as she explores how family members can help guide children toward becoming outgoing, genuine, and comfortable in their friendships.

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Happy Mother's Day: And BTW, Here's 10 Things Every Mom Needs to Know

Happy Mother's Day: And BTW, Here's 10 Things Every Mom Needs to Know | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

It’s the American holiday called Mother’s Day, a time to let Mom know how much we appreciate all the little things she does to help us reach our potential. We’ll start with the reminder that “Mom” upside-down is “Wow.”

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Infants in Poverty Show Different Physiological Vulnerabilities to the Caregiving Environment

Infants in Poverty Show Different Physiological Vulnerabilities to the Caregiving Environment | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Some infants raised in poverty exhibit physical traits that make them more vulnerable to poor caregiving, according to new research published in Psychological Science.
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For help understanding why, you might find this discussion of epigenetics interesting: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/body/epigenetics.html ;

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The science of attachment parenting

The science of attachment parenting | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
What scientific studies reveal about attachment parenting.

 

[Following the curation rules, identifying my own comments-GS: I think what hurts this "cause" is that some in the "movement" are separating it as a "movement," or "cause" or something outside the norm. I get that identifying it as a "movement" may bring attention, but it also antagonizes others. "Attachment parenting" is a name that got "attached" to a common sense, evidence-based understanding. It's not meant to be as regimented as some make it, so please don't be put off by it. Children need the connections that are encouraged by these folks. Seriously. Generations of children that were sent off to boarding school so their parents could freely live their own lives should have taught us that much! How much resilience did their kids grow up with?) Okay. Off my soapbox.]

 

 

 


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Bouncing Back: Relationships as the Core of Resilience

Bouncing Back: Relationships as the Core of Resilience | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Parent-infant attachment is crucial to the development of the areas of the brain that foster resilience and the success of future family relationships.

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Attachment: The gift that keeps on giving : UMNews : University of Minnesota

Attachment: The gift that keeps on giving : UMNews : University of Minnesota | Mom Psych | Scoop.it

"Secure attachment means the child is confident—not anxious—about the availability and responsiveness of an adult," says Sroufe. "That confidence is the basis for confidence in oneself and others, and the ability to form adult relationships."

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Babies' natural bonds with mothers 'eroded by pushy parents' - Telegraph

Babies' natural bonds with mothers 'eroded by pushy parents' - Telegraph | Mom Psych | Scoop.it
Babies’ natural bonds with their mothers are being eroded as pushy parents
attempt to fill children’s time with increasingly busy schedules, according
to research.

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