Don

Tummy Time and Back Sleeping

Tummy Time Why babies need more of it than they’re getting. By Brian Mossop Don’t be afraid to put babies on their tummies when they’re awake In the early 1940s, Dr. Harold Abramson, a New York pediatrician, pored over heartrending reports of babies who accidentally suffocated while they slept. As he reviewed case after case, […]

Continue Reading

Help! It’s the holidays and my child is falling apart!

The holiday time with all of the lights, the general excitement, does penetrate their consciousness and I am wondering if that is part of your child’s dysregulation this month.  To keep things moving forward you might want to consider keeping it low key, regular bedtimes, no change in diet (i.e. keep the treats low), etc. […]

Continue Reading

Do you mean I should NOT let my baby walk when s/he wants? Why shouldn’t I push my child to walk and talk?

Babies go through the developmental sequence each at their own pace.  I don’t discourage any of the wonderful growth that a child does, only discourage parents from trying to push past the initial and necessary activities of the first year in favor of cortical activities.  No one can say that an infant who is initiating […]

Continue Reading

Bright, but…………

Bright, but………. “He’s a great reader, but math concepts are beyond him”. She’s an academic whiz, but she can’t seem to make any friends”. “Everyone loves her, but she has no interest in school.” “Smart, but clumsy”. “Athletic but has no focus”, …”but still wets her pants”, “….but has huge tantrums; “…but can’t tell time”. […]

Continue Reading

Child Conduct Problems May Predict Depression Among Young Adults

Childhood Conduct Problems May Predict Depression Among Young Adults Date: May 12, 2004 Source: University Of Washington Summary: Preadolescents who reported high levels of conduct problems were nearly four times as likely to have experienced an episode of depression in early adulthood than were children who reported low rates of conduct problems, according to a […]

Continue Reading
Bea Van den Bergh

Maternal Antenatal Anxiety and ADHD Symptoms

Article High Antenatal Maternal Anxiety Is Related to ADHD Symptoms, Externalizing Problems, and Anxiety in 8‐ and 9‐Year‐Olds Bea Van den Bergh Alfons Marcoen Department of Psychology, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium. Child Development (Impact Factor: 4.72). 06/2004; 75(4):1085-97. DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8624.2004.00727.x Source: PubMed ABSTRACT Associations between antenatal maternal anxiety, measured with the State Trait Anxiety Inventory, […]

Continue Reading

Brain Activity Changes in Maltreated Kids

Psychologist Detects Brain-Activity Changes In Maltreated Kids Science Daily — MADISON – Learning to spot signs of anger early, before they lead to trouble, becomes a finely honed survival skill for children who have suffered severe abuse. A new study by a University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologist suggests that this survival skill may actually trigger biological […]

Continue Reading

Maternal Stress May Influence Fetal Brain

Study Suggests Maternal Stress And Stress Hormones May Influence Fetal Brain Development In Utero Date: March 10, 1999 Source: University Of Kentucky Medical Center Summary: University of Kentucky Chandler Medical Center researcher Pathik D. Wadhwa and his colleagues have presented a study which suggests maternal stress and stress hormones influence fetal brain development. Although maternal […]

Continue Reading

Newborns Grow Vision and Movement Regions First

Newborn Brains Grow Vision And Movement Regions First Date: February 13, 2007 Source: University of North Carolina School of Medicine Summary: The regions of the brain that control vision and other sensory information grow dramatically in the first few months following birth, while the area that controls abstract thought experiences very little growth during the […]

Continue Reading
Bookmark and Share

Horseplay is an Important Part of Development

Your Mom was Wrong: Horseplay is an Important Part of Development Playground roughhousing has long been a tradition of children and adolescents, much to the chagrin of several generations of parents who worry that their child will be hurt or worse, become accustom to violence and aggression.  But animal research may paint a different portrait […]

Continue Reading