Family Corner 8/26/15

Producer/Host: Sue Mackey Andrews

Issue: From Adversity to Resilience – Part III

Program Topic: Brain Development in Infancy

Key Discussion Points:

a) Brain development starts in utero and all the child’s experiences and relationships throughout their life influence how the brain developments, how the child thrives
b) Relationships are central to healthy child development – trust, safety and security are three basic tenets that all children need to have
c) We discussed brain development and the importance of understanding and being realistic about what infants and your children are capable of doing vs. their brain ability at the time depending upon their age.
d) We reviewed how parents teach, promote brain development every day in their relationships with their children

Katherine Endy, LCSW
Sarah MacLaughlin, LSW