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Child Development

These resources on child development offer understanding, support and intervention.

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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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