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Handout - Wholehearted Family Policies - by Family and Home Network for the State Child Care Administrator's Meeting, 2004, Child Care Bureau, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

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Baby GooRoo - "We focus on health, nutrition, and safety, with an emphasis on breastfeeding. Our content is science-based and thoroughly researched."

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Dr. Claudia Gold's blog "speaks to parents, professionals who work with children, and policy makers. I aim to show how contemporary developmental science points us on a path to effective prevention, intervention, and treatment, with the aim of promoting healthy development and wellbeing of all children and families."

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A selection of expert advice about parent-child time together.

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The Natural Child Project says:  Our vision is a world in which all children are treated with dignity, respect, understanding, and compassion.
In such a world, every child can grow into adulthood with a generous capacity for love and trust.

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Research on co-sleeping.

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Parenting Counts, a product of the Talaris Institute, offers parents research-based information about child development.

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HUG Your Baby's mission: Based on child development, lactation and pediatric literature, HUG Your Baby’s trainings and resources help parents (and the professionals who care for them) understand a baby’s body language in order to prevent and solve problems around eating, sleeping, crying, and parent-child interaction and bonding.

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See our information page (with citations) about children's needs for intimate, nurturing relationships and time together with their parents. 

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Dr. Stanley I. Greenspan, a renowned expert on childhood development and the importance of emotions and relationships between child and parent, shows  how to recognize communicative gestures and cues from even the very youngest infants. 

See the Functional Emotional Development Chart (pdf below) and the ICDL website for more information.

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