Face-to-face, heart-to-heart, mind-to-mind interaction with care-giving parents in the first three years of life — and how it all mysteriously resembles a baked cake.
Links and Reading
The Developing Mind by Dr. Daniel Siegel. This is a must read book to understand how the brain develops.
The Boy Who Was Raised as a Dog, by Dr. Bruce Perry. Bruce Perry is one of the leaders in the field of child trauma. orewarned, this book about the effects of early children abuse and neglect is essential reading but is a tough read. See the website www.childtrauma.org.
The National Child Traumatic Stress Network. This is the website of Bessel van der Kolk and associates in Boston. There are great resources for parents and professionals.