A Second a Day from Birth. from Sam Christopher Cornwell on Vimeo.   Enjoy this video of daily experiences for a child during the first year of life. This is an interesting window into the stages of development during those early months. Neglected children miss so much of this. Imagine the ones from foreign orphanages…

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game time

  When our kids were younger we made a point of saying to them that we stick together as a family and do not pick on each other, this was part of our parenting strategy. The world can be a tough place, there may be bullies at school but home is a Safe Place. We…

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brain cells

  This is an amazing video of neurogenesis. It’s very encouraging to know that our brains continue to form new connections and prune old ones. This means that every time we respond calmly to our developmentally traumatized children we are teaching them that parents are safe instead of scary. Consistently calm parenting will eventually cause…

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stressed out child

  Don’t forget to check out The Child Trauma Academy’s YouTube channel. Bruce Perry’s Seven Slide series on the brain and it’s response to stress is especially helpful to all people trying to figure out how to respond to traumatized children. To date four of the seven series trainings have been posted.

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child trauma

If you have buttons….. It’s hard to be a regulating presence if a child pushes your buttons. Some of us don’t even know that we have buttons until we start parenting. If for instance you need to be in complete control due to a loss of control early in life you will need to work…

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