Brain-Based Parenting: The Neuroscience of Caregiving for Healthy Attachment

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  • Edition: 00
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2012-04-17
  • Publisher: W W NORTON

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By understanding what'¬"s going on in parents'¬" brains'¬ ;when their caregiving skills are strong and when they'¬"re '¬Sblocked'¬ or impaired'¬ ;clinicians can more effectively help parents who are struggling to connect with their children. Daniel A. Hughes and Jonathan Baylin do just that, paving the way for a more attuned caregiving rapport.

Author Biography

Daniel A. Hughes, PhD, is a prominent attachment specialist and private practitioner. President of the Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy Institute, he consults and gives Trainings in the U.S. and abroad on attachment and family therapy. He is the author of Attachment-Focused family Therapy, Attachment-Focused Family Therapy Work-book and Attachment-Focused Parenting. Jonathan Baylin, PhD, a psychologist in private practice, offers workshops for therapists on integrating knowledge about the brain with psychotherapy.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Parenting Is a Brain Thingp. 11
The Five Domains of Parentingp. 60
Blocked Care & How It Happensp. 81
A Caregiving Formula: Playfulness, Acceptance, Curiosity, Empathy (PACE)p. 102
Mastering Emotional Regulationp. 142
Making Sense & Reflective Functioningp. 184
Quick Review: Nine Strategies to Develop the Parenting Brainp. 213
Appendix Seeking Helpp. 221
Referencesp. 225
Indexp. 237
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