I will always love you

The Center is really excited to promote the first children’s book written by Dr. Brie Turns.  The book is titled “I will always love you” and was just published this year. The book is also beautifully illustrated by Lisa Rasmussen. The story is about a mother’s love. The book tells the story of unconditional love…

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childhood stress

While some kids live hyper-aroused and are incorrectly diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder other children respond to early trauma by dissociating. This is particularly true if they experienced trauma as infants or toddlers. The three choices any human has to stress is flight, fight or freeze. Infants are incapable of running or fighting so…

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father cuddling baby

I just read an interesting article on attachment and the genetic effect on babies of cuddling.  While we probably intuitively know that cuddling a baby is just good for everyone involved it was interesting to read what researchers are finding out about this. The article was titled “Epigenetic correlates of neonatal contact in humans”. I…

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attachment mom and child

Healthy Attachment Cycle – Second Year As you see in this cycle, our goal with attachment in the second year is to continue the development of our child’s limbic (emotional regulation) system by helping them through the stress of not getting what they want.  Remember, little children WILL experience stress or cry over not getting…

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attachment mom and child

Part 2 – What is Attachment What are the needs babies have?  Basic needs for all of us humans are food, water, air, clothing and shelter from the environment.  Research has also shown that included in our basic needs is physical touch/connection.  Babies who have all their other needs met but were deprived of physical…

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