The Foundation of Trust: Parenting Infants

Establishing a foundation of trust with your infant is key to helping your child feel secure. A solid foundation of trust and attachment affects how she will interact, communicate and form relationships with others throughout life. This process of bonding and establishing trust takes place within your interactions. The way you respond to your baby’s cries and other cues are what help your baby to feel understood and safe in the world. Your tone of voice, gestures, facial expressions and…

A First Time Dad

My son, Bennett, came home from the hospital three weeks ago. This was an exciting time for everyone involved, but, for me, the excitement was more like a case of nerves. I had just come through a rapid-fire series of firsts - staying overnight in a hospital, seeing somebody in real pain (my wife, no less), holding a newborn baby, being called "Dad," and probably others I don't even remember. Now, here I was with a newborn baby and absolutely…

7 Tips for Enjoying Holiday Meals with Your Infant

This holiday season will be my daughter’s first. She turns 1 year old in January. While she is eating a wide variety of foods and textures, she isn’t quite to the point of eating everything we do. For our holiday celebrations I will have to make some modifications so that she can enjoy our traditional foods and feel involved while still eating appropriately for her age. She is quite the headstrong little lady who wants to eat everything we eat…
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