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FOR BABIES: 
Brain & Heart Science

"Both the stress response and the reward networks in the brain are shaped by relationships in early childhood - in healthy and unhealthy ways" - Dr Bruce Perry

We need at least two fundamental things to care for a new human. First, the safety of supportive relationships. Second, a sound understanding of what matters most for healthy brain and personality development. We can improve both of these for parents of all cultures and socio-economic categories.

FOR BABIES:  Brain & Heart Science: Services

1. KNOWLEDGE

What matters most in the first months of life? Pediatricians mainly cover health and nutrition. Project BrainHeart adds the most relevant modern science on brain development and developmental psychology - in simple words and pictures.

FOR BABIES:  Brain & Heart Science: List
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BRAIN: The parts most crucial to behavior, and how they work

DANGER: The effects of stress and regulation in organizing behavior

LOVE: The role of attachment bonds in shaping personality

FOR BABIES:  Brain & Heart Science: Resources

SAMPLE MATERIALS

Bridging the gap between science and parents
Bridging the gap between science and parents
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Our actions are a manifestation of how we think and feel
Our actions are a manifestation of how we think and feel
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A new baby can pull us off the peak of our Maslow pyramid of needs
A new baby can pull us off the peak of our Maslow pyramid of needs
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Right after birth, we feel like we have become soil
Right after birth, we feel like we have become soil
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Parent-offspring conflict
Parent-offspring conflict
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The greatest benefit is during the years we usually consider least important
The greatest benefit is during the years we usually consider least important
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A secure base for exploration, a safe have for soothing
A secure base for exploration, a safe have for soothing
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Over one third of our kids are brought to the attention of Child Protective Services
Over one third of our kids are brought to the attention of Child Protective Services
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What doesn't kill babies makes them weaker
What doesn't kill babies makes them weaker
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FOR BABIES:  Brain & Heart Science: Gallery

2. SUPPORT

The demands of a newborn human are such that an adult or two cannot meet them alone. Without the help of a trusted community, we are quickly too depleted or too confused to be as responsive as babies need us to be.

FOR BABIES:  Brain & Heart Science: List
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FOR BABIES:  Brain & Heart Science: Resources

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