Q&A with Dr. Gordon Neufeld, developmental psychologist and author of Hold On to Your Kids
Most parents of today have a general sense of what "attachment parenting" is, grounded in large part to an understanding of the benefits of early parenthood choices related to breastfeeding, baby wearing, co-sleeping, finding a village, etc.
Developmental psychologist Dr. Gordon Neufeld helps define the neurological and social-emotional import of the attachment-based model of child development, illuminating what "good" attachment looks like at various stages of a child's life — from bonding with baby to helping your teen reach his/her fullest potential and optimal emotional health.
Topics covered in the video include:
- Overview of the fundamental principles of the attachment model of child development
- Recent research findings in neuroscience
- The importance of play to children's brain development
- The long-term effects of using separation (time-outs) as a form of discipline
- Advice for cultivating resilience, empathy and healthy independence in children
- Tips for parents and caregivers working with children who are impulsive, easily frustrated, fearful or bossy
- Parenting adolescents to maintain emotional connection during the challenges of the teen years
- And more
About Dr. Gordon Neufeld
His Neufeld Institute is now a world-wide charitable organization devoted to applying developmental science to the task of raising children.