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Why Do We Still Spank (Hit) Children?

The Problem With Physical (Corporal) Punishment Why do we still spank children? The usual answer is to get them [...]

Effective Alternatives to Physical Punishment

The View From Psychoanalysis and Infant and Child Development Why do children — and adults — behave as they do? [...]

If You See Another Parent Hit a Child: What Could You Do?

The train was rolling west through the corn and wheat fields, and dusk was starting to settle in. We [...]

Alison Gopnik and the Cognitive World of Babies and Young Children

Alison Gopnik is at the center of helping us understand how babies and young children think and learn. She has [...]

How Young Children Understand Language Before They Can Talk

Hearing and Understanding When we talk about the importance of language in development, we almost automatically think in terms [...]

Your Baby’s Earliest Feelings – Part I

Let’s take a brief look at your baby’s earliest feelings. You might ask “How do you know my baby [...]

Part II – Your Baby’s Earliest Feelings: The Positive Feelings

What Do Feelings Look Like? Last time the discussion involved your baby's earliest feelings. The idea was introduced that human [...]

Part III – Your Baby’s Earliest Feelings: The Negative Feelings

SOS! We turn now to the built-in negative feelings. These are terribly important: they represent your baby’s way of sending [...]

When Your Child Begins to Talk

I still remember the time my son said his first word. We were in the kitchen. He looked up [...]

Fasten Your Seatbelt! Are You Ready to Think About Feeling in a Totally New Way? (Part IV)

In the last few articles, the earliest feelings of your baby have been described -- feelings that are actually built-in [...]