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Born to Connect

Born to Connect | psychology |
Psychology studies can seem confusing and contradictory. Mom Psych cuts through the clutter to bring the latest research home.


What experiences are necessary for the developing infant brain? It may seem obvious, but the first needs of human beings include cuddling, healthy touch and gentle, affectionate stimulation. To develop what psychologists call “secure attachment” infants need caretakers who are attuned to their emotions, who demonstrate that they love them, who meet their needs, calm their fears, keep them safe and encouragingly help them achieve physical milestones. When these basic needs are withheld, the brain’s corresponding neurosystems are shaped accordingly. Since they are “use-dependent,” the systems that do not become stimulated at this crucial time will not develop, and these are the very areas of the brain that moderate our ability to maintain healthy relationships, to respond appropriately to stress, and to mediate pleasure and empathy



Via Edwin Rutsch
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importance to create a strong bond between care giver and child

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Helping Toddlers Expand Their Language Skills | Child Mind Institute

Helping Toddlers Expand Their Language Skills | Child Mind Institute | psychology |
Early language acquisition is instinctive, but parents can have a big impact on accelerating development. Here are some tips to help get kids talking.

Via Dr. Pat McGuire
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parents should always encourage children to talk from birth, this helps them develop their skills at a faster pace.

Dr. Pat McGuire's curator insight, August 20, 2013 5:54 PM

How well does your child speak?  Where did he learn?  These are important questions that are closely related to how you, her parent, interacted with her during daily activities.


This is an extremely well written article that helps you learn the steps and strategies that will help your child develop a well developed language system.  And guess what, it doesn't cost anything but time playing and interacting with your child!


Let me know how many of these strategies you are using with your children.  I would also love to hear of additional strategies that you found helpful.