Article by Kavita Varma-White In the article, “7 Ways Parents Can Protect Kids From Child Sexual Abuse,” Janet Rosenzweig, author of ‘The Sex-Wise Parent’ and executive director of The American Professional Society on the Abuse of Children, addresses the elephant-in-the-room topic of child sexual abuse. Approximately 1 in 6 boys and 1 in 4 girls…

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TEDx Talk Speaker Kathryn Berkett In this TEDx Talk video “Neuroscience of Device Zombies,” certified Neurosequential Model of Therapeutics Practitioner, Kathryn Berkett, explains how the new frontier of device use is having an impact on young people’s brains. The release of the brain neurotransmitter dopamine creates a “…euphoric buzz feeling,” says Berkett. Sources like drugs, alcohol,…

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Article by Rebecca Ruiz In the article “How Childhood Trauma Could Be Mistaken for ADHD,” Dr. Nicole Brown discusses how her residency at Johns Hopkins Hospital opened her eyes to how many traumatized patients were being mistakenly diagnosed instead with ADHD. Understanding that some of these children came from neighborhoods of violence and stress, Dr.…

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Stress and Bouncing Thoughts We often get lost in thoughts bouncing from past and future when under stress. This can be exhausting and create clouded judgment, adding to existing stress. A powerful practice to help bring you to the present moment or now, which provides clarity and reduces stress, is mindfulness. What is Mindfulness? Mindfulness…

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The Science of Early Bonding Research shows, bonding with your infant is important for emotional, social, and cognitive development. Positive and loving experiences create pathways in the brain. These pathways help memories and relationships form, and learning and logic develop. Sleep and the Present Moment Rocking your baby to sleep is a powerful bonding opportunity…

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Playing An Important Role Children learn how to manage their emotions through social interactions and relationships with the people closest to them – parents, grandparents, and those who care for them. Learning how to empower children with the ability to identify emotions of being angry, happy, nervous, sad, and frightened will allow them to express…

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