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September 8, 2019

Parent-child Interactions Build Brains

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The Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University offers lots of great information online, including these short videos about early child development.

May 31, 2019

FAHN Calls for Inclusive Family Policies

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Press Release: Family and Home Network calls for family policies that help all families regardless of how they earn a living or care for their families.

May 2, 2019

What Parents Want

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What do parents want? More time with their children.

October 21, 2018

A Scary Holiday

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Scary Halloween images are everywhere. A mom gently helps her daughter - at stores, in neighbor's yards... coping with scary things anytime and anyplace. 

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September 27, 2018

The Case for Make-Believe

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This book offers information and inspiration, and also abundant warnings about the barriers to play in our society.

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Play
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September 13, 2018

Children's Needs

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Children have essential needs for nurturing care and time with their parents.

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September 9, 2018

Nurture and Human Development: A Crisis of Understanding and Action

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Nurturing is powerful and drastically undervalued. Nurturing heals, promotes empathy, and counters violence.

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May 12, 2018

Thinking About Parenting

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Researchers have come up with creative, scientific studies that measure some of the effects of parenting behaviors.

January 8, 2014

Hands-Free Mama

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Author Rachel Macy Stafford tells her own story—about being buried in busy-ness—until finally she recognized the negative effects of her distractedness, her perfectionism and hu

September 25, 2013

Attachment Play

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Play is essential for children! Kids play alone, with siblings, friends—and with their parents. This book is about parent-child play.

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Play Parenting
June 5, 2013

The Power of Emotional and Social Competencies

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Emotions are not just a personal issue. A person’s emotional development has effects on how well they function in social situations.

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February 8, 2013

“Mommy, I Need Your Intention”

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What is my intention? I thought about it for days. I stood outside myself and watched my interactions with my children.

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All care for children must be supported including care by parents themselves!

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