Author Archives: Caitlyn McCormack

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RESPOND, rather than REACT

Now that we’ve learned how to look at “behaviors” differently, lets talk about different actions we can take – in particular, responding instead of reacting. As a caregiver, we won’t be able to reflect upon what we are seeing from the...

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Let’s Look at BEHAVIORS Differently

Where does communication, language, and behaviors emerge from? You guessed it! EARLY EMOTIONAL RELATIONSHIPS! Disruptions to these relationships will undoubtedly lead to disruption of behaviors, language, play, and other ways babies express...

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Developing the WHOLE child

The research has been overwhelming – there is without a doubt, a mind-body connection and even more recently, the addition of the soul. Our being does not function in silos. We know that trauma can lead to physical illness and ailments while...

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Architect of the Child’s Brain

Did you know – the greatest period of brain development is during the 3rd trimester of pregnancy and the first few years of life? 90% of brain development occurs before the age of 5! We’re used to the term caretaker, teacher, or parent, but...

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How to RETURN the SERVE

Now that you are both an architect AND a tennis player, let’s make sure you have the best tips for returning that serve. Here is where we will discuss some important terms you’ll want to become well-acquainted with. The caregiver will want to...

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What is INFANT MENTAL HEALTH?

Babies have mental health needs??? YES! Our littlest members of society, affectionately known as “Littles” or “LO” for “Little One” are those age 0 to 5. Infant mental health or infant and early childhood mental health (IECMH) focuses...

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