Perhaps President Abraham Lincoln said it best: “There is nothing stronger than gentleness.” That especially goes for parenting — but let’s face it: Caring for a child is one of the world’s toughest jobs, and it can induce great...
Wonderful things happen when parents, educators and child welfare professionals are all on the same page about developing a unified, realistic and therapeutic plan of action for the benefit of a child. Children are most likely to learn and grow when the adults in...
In the past, children fulfilled a significant role in their family’s survival. Before supermarkets, pizza delivery, washing machines and dryers and today’s “smart” appliances, families were burdened with a tremendous amount of work. Food had to...
For decades, anecdotal and scientific research has shown the harmful effects to children of television, movie and video game violence. The four main effects are aggression, desensitization, fear and negative messages (Murray 2000). Consider these troubling realities:...
Praise is one of the most basic methods parents use to encourage good behavior and positive self-esteem. However, praise must be used cautiously. Children will accept positive comments only if they’re consistent with their self-image. Unconditional praise and...
Dr. Terry Levy travels the world to deliver professional training and instruction for general audiences. Here’s where to find him next: Jan. 31, 2018
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It is the deep and enduring connection established between a child and caregiver in the first several years of life. However, more and more children are failing to develop secure attachments to loving, protective caregivers. These children are left without the most important foundation for healthy development and are at risk for: