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We all want the best for our children and families. But whether you’re trying to bond with your infant, raise a grandchild, or help your kids cope with the turmoil of a divorce, parenting presents a unique set of challenges. These articles can help you to navigate common family issues, build strong relationships with your children or grandchildren, and support their healthy development. 

What is Secure Attachment and Bonding?

The relationship your infant has with you, their parent or caretaker, is the main predictor of how well they will do both in school and in life.

Building a Secure Attachment Bond with Your Baby

Use this guide to help your infant develop fully and improve how they'll interact, communicate, and form relationships throughout their life.

VIDEO: Creating Secure Infant Attachment

This 22-minute video shows how you can create a secure attachment bond with your baby and overcome challenges that make connecting difficult.

VIDEO: Trauma, Brain & Relationship: Helping Children Heal

Trauma affects the development of the mind body system, affecting children's behaviors and social relationships. However, it is very responsive to relational repair.

When Your Baby Won’t Stop Crying

When your baby won’t stop crying, you may worry that something is wrong with your child or that your parenting skills aren’t up to the job. These techniques can help.

Children and Divorce

Divorce is never a seamless process, but these tips can help your children cope with the upheaval of a breakup and come out the other side more resilient.

Co-Parenting Tips for Divorced Parents

For the sake of your kids’ well-being, it is possible to overcome co-parenting challenges and develop a cordial working relationship with your ex.

Blended Family and Step-Parenting Tips

When families “blend” it rarely progresses smoothly. Still, with these tips and techniques, you can form an affectionate and successful blended family.

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren

When parents are unable to raise their children, grandparents often  step in. With these guidelines, you can roll back the years and make a real difference in the lives of your grandchildren.

The Blessings of New Babies

All expectant moms and dads have worries. Seeking affirmation that everything is going to be okay is normal.