Breastfeeding, Sleeping, and Family Wellness

As pediatrician and psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott said, there is “no such thing as a baby; there is only a baby and a mother.” Conversely, I suppose, there is no such thing as a mother, there is only a mother and a baby. Breastfeeding, Sleeping, and Family Wellness All...

Coming to Your Senses – Sensory Integration and Your Child

Below are some strategies for assessing and managing your child’s upsets – whether he has some sensory integration (SI) challenges or an actual Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD). What is sensory integration? ­ SI is the ability to integrate input from our environment...

The Dangers of Partnering While Mating

In the Sept/Oct, 2012 issue of Psychology Today, a short article, “The Beauty of Benign Neglect,” resonates with me today as it did 6 years ago. “Parents lack (a) trust in children’s desire to be competent and that nature will influence the course of development.”...

Parenting Mindfully & Attachment Parenting

Parenting Mindfully & Attachment Parenting by Deborah Groening   We can help our children feel validated and strong by not solving their problems for them but rather by bearing their struggles with them. Attachment theory and research and Dr. Sear’s “Attachment...

What Does It Mean to Parent Mindfully?

What Does It Mean to Parent Mindfully? By Deborah Groening, MFT, Founder, Well Baby Center The subject of attachment relationships, which is a developmental theory, and Dr. Sear’s model of parenting he named “attachment parenting,” are two completely different...