Parents Need to Talk to Their Babies

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

“Come quick, I think he is about to say it again!” said the father as he frantically gestured for his wife to come by the baby. The baby boy looked up at both is parents and said, “Da-da”. Both parents looked excitedly at each other and in unison said, “His first word!” Many infants say their first word around six months of age. However, the…

Infants’ First Attachment and School

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The parents entered their son’s pre-school to attend a parent-teacher conference. The teacher greeted them warmly and proceeded to tell the parents what a delight their son was to have in class. She told them how he helped around the classroom, shared with others, and got along so well with his classmates. As the parents left the conference, the father whispered to his wife, “I…

The Right Way to Put Infant to Sleep

by: Dan Florell, Ph.D.

The exhausted mother picked up her crying three month old infant and started to rock him to get him back to sleep. Once the little boy got back to sleep, the mother laid him down on his side and left him with his favorite blanket. In the morning, the mother found her infant had managed to move himself from his side to his stomach with…