Early experiences with caregivers shape a child’s core beliefs about self, others, and life in general. It is necessary to understand how memory works to appreciate the way core beliefs form and affect a child’s life. Memory links our past, present and future. Images...
We all know how stress can make us feel. Our hearts start racing, we break out in a sweat, we get a headache, etc. These are the body’s, immediate responses to a tense moment. Over time, however, stress can have a much more significant, far-reaching impact on both the...
To gain a fuller understanding of the connections between the mental and the physical, it is helpful to know a little something about the limbic system. The limbic system is the social and emotional part of the brain, governing attachment, nurturing instincts,...
Attachment and Trauma: Healing Children/Healthy Caregivers
Understanding attachment and trauma
February 11 Positive parenting/caregiving concepts and skills
February 18 Self-care practices for parents, caregivers and helping agents
February 25 Dealing with the adversity and hardships of COVID-19.
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: