Entries by sandie

Link between adverse childhood experiences and adult health issues

Our understanding of the link between adverse childhood experiences and adult health issues has been deepened by longitudinal research from the United States. These findings indicate strong links between adverse experiences during childhood and adolescence, and medical problems and unhealthy behaviours that occur later in life.

The Neuroscience Data on Childcare

Researching and understanding the effects of non-parental care on young children is complex. Each child, each family, each situation is different. Data can only speak in statistically significant generalities. Yet once the findings from the research become robust and repeated it is important to report it so that parents can incorporate this information into their […]

Circle of Security

The concept of “attachment” has found its way into much writing and talking about parenting, but what does it mean, and more importantly, how can parents help their child to develop a secure attachment? Attachment is the lasting emotional bond that a child forms with a specific person that provides safety, comfort, soothing, and pleasure.