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Doodle-Diaries confirm patterns where infants are showing deficiency in their doodle-patterns.

May 6, 2015

Good parenting fosters healthy maturation. Cutting-edge biological probes confirm developmental theories of old.


Darcia Narvaez, an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University Of Notre Dame, recently wrote in Psychology Today how “crying-it –out could be dangerous for children, even leading to lifetime harm.

In trauma research, foraging patterns are used to study stress responses by replicating different attachment models.

A research team led by Leonard Rosenblum and Jeremy Coplan from the Primate Behavior Laboratory at the SUNY Health Sciences Center, Brooklyn, studied infant primates nursed by mothers randomly assigned to a variety of foraging conditions.

Using this research model, stress hormones were elevated in infants whose foraging pattern was totally unpredictable (Nonhuman Primates Exposed to Unpredictable Early Rearing: Relevance to PTSD, Annals of the New York Academy of Science, 1997).

Good parenting involves a parent correctly identifying and validating a child’s experience. This is sometimes referred to as a mirroring response. When children feel protected, they are more successfully…

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