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With baby’s first birthday, many parents and caregivers feel a sense of accomplishment, relief, and joy after their first year together as a family. Baby may have spoken a first word or taken a first step. By this time, patterns have emerged so that feeding, diapering, sleeping and playing times are somewhat predictable. Daily routines have often been established....

The infant stage of child and parent At about 4 months of age, most babies begin to smile on volition, laugh, gaze with reciprocity, and refine their cues. Parents have been practicing the fullness of parenthood. Communicating with your baby can be playful, but it’s also important in building a partnership in the caregiving needs of...

This stage is the beginning of the infant parent relationship.  While the prenatal experience has influenced child, mother, father and caregiver in many ways, sometimes profoundly, it is with the arrival of a child that the work of relationship unfolds.  The newborn is working on being attached with the basic trust that all s/he needs...

by Carol Castanon and Andi Metlzer For many people, there is nothing better than falling into bed after a long day. For adults, the idea of a cozy bed can make them giddy with joy as they think about laying their head on a fluffy pillow and snuggling down into their comforter.  But, before a restful...

March 28, 2019 Escrito por Carol Castanon and Andi Metlzer Para muchas personas, no hay nada mejor que acostarse después de un largo día. Para los adultos, la idea de meterse a una cama cómoda les hace feliz al pensar en acostar su cabeza sobre una almohada suave y acurrucándose en su cobija. Pero antes de que...

written by Carol Castanon, Secure Beginnings Parent Consultant and Mary Biggs, Director Basic Trust (www.basictrust.org) Many families experience primary caregivers going back to work. Let’s look more closely at what this means for adults, babies, tots and young children. There is a transition waiting in the wings for these families. Adults and children will have an...

written by Carol Castanon, Parent Consultant What do young children hear when adults talk about the new baby that’s coming? How does a toddler or young child understand the baby inside Mommy’s belly? What are tots and young children asking, what do they need, and how do they feel? When families are expecting a new baby there are extraordinary...

written by Elizabeth Memel, M.A., Infant & Toddler Specialist In looking through books dealing with toddlers, one finds several definitions of these very young children. In some cases, toddlers are defined as those who have just acquired the ability to transport themselves in an upright position and are at the toddling stage between creeping and true...

written by Carol Castanon, Parent Consultant Just the idea of more than one child can bring up strong adult emotions.  These might be connected to your own experience in your family of origin, or to your now growing family.  More than one can trigger feelings of anxiety or loss for the parent expecting their second child. ...