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Resilience is the skill that helps children to overcome and cope with difficult circumstances. For ways to build resilience in your child, read this:

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This author writes about the surprising keys to resilience: healthy attachments and relationships. Check it out:

THE BLOG 03/28/2016 05:22 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017 The Surprising Key to Resilience By Paul Spector, M.D. No one escapes adversity. Yet some people appear much more resistant to the negative consequences of life's traumas than others. Why? This question first captured the imagination of researcher...

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACES) and toxic stress can have damaging effects on children’s early development. Luckily, stable, nurturing relationships with parents and caregivers can make a difference. Learn more:

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Mother-baby bonding not only can help you cultivate a nurturing relationship with your little one, it can also help prevent disease, strengthen immunity, and raise her IQ. Learn more:

Groundbreaking new parenting research shows that a strong emotional attachment between a mother and her baby may help prevent diseases, boost immunity, and enhance a child's IQ

“The first exchanges of eye contact, sounds, and touches between the two of you are all part of a process called bonding, which helps lay the foundation for your relationship as parent and child.” To learn more about bonding and the attachment process, read this:

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Through loving interactions, you are helping him build skills like confidence and communication that will benefit him throughout his life.

Loving relationships with parents and carers are critical in early child development. These relationships shape the way children see the world. Read more.

Research shows that early skin-to-skin contact has powerful benefits for both parents and their little ones. Learn more:

Touch is so powerful.

Secure attachments between parents and their children help kids learn skills needed to succeed later in life. So, this Valentine’s Day, show your baby a little extra love.

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Social-emotional skills play a crucial role in a child’s early brain development. Parents can support little ones in developing these skills by making eye contact and talking with them throughout the day. Learn more:

When parents build healthy attachments with their little ones, it helps ensure babies develop a sense of safety and self-esteem.

Loving, nurturing relationships with parents and caregivers create the foundation for children’s social-emotional development. Use our Big Feelings resources for tips to understand and manage your young child’s behavior.

When you talk, read, & sing with your child in sensitive, loving & responsive ways, you build their brain & help them develop the social-emotional skills they need to succeed in school & life. Check out our new resources with tips for understanding and managing your child’s behavior, and taking ca...

“In order to be truly empathetic, children need to learn more than simple perspective-taking; they need to know how to value, respect and understand another person’s views, even when they don’t agree with them.” Check out this post to learn how you can teach your little one to care about empathy:

Empathy isn’t just taking another perspective. Con men can do that. In order to be empathetic, children need to know how to value, respect and understand another person’s points of view, even when they don’t agree.

Empathy helps children understand how others are feeling and respond with kindness. Learn more about empathy, why it matters, and how you can raise empathetic children:

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In celebration of Black History Month, we’re sharing ways parents can develop their children’s appreciation of diversity. Empathy and compassion play important roles in teaching little ones to respect those who are different from them. Read more here:

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“The challenge for parents is ensuring that children learn to accept and respect differences, thus making them more productive adults. But, where do we start? Children don't come with instructions, but they do come with open minds.” Check out this piece for advice for teaching your little one about diversity.

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Research shows that babies as young as six months old can recognize differences in appearance. Use these tips from @PBSParents to encourage your child’s curiosity about the world, while also teaching them to respect the similarities and differences among us.

Use these tips to spark your children’s curiosity about who they (and others) are in their world.