Resources for Challenges to Responsive Care


Here is an animated overview of challenges to responsive parenting produced by Circle of Security International entitled Being-With and Shark Music


Articles that may help you understand what’s happening in the relationship with your children:


The One Subject You Really Need to Study: Your Own Childhood

The School of Life


Unconscious Beliefs: What you learned before becoming a parent may be hurting your relationship with your children

from Parenting for Social Change


Childhood `toxic stress’ leads to parenting challenges later on

Lisa Rapaport- Reuters


How to Break the Cycle of Trauma

Your Parenting MoJo- Research-based ideas to help kids thrive


Why We're All Messed Up By Our Childhoods

The School of Life


Does Your Own Childhood Affect Your Parenting?

Laura Markham Ph.D.


Parents’ Attitudes and Beliefs: Their Impact on Children’s Development 

from the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development


Managing Your Own Emotions: The Key to Positive, Effective Parenting

from Zero to Three


How to Tame Your Triggers Around Your Kids

Jen Lumanlan- lifehacker Parenting

How Triggers From Childhood Shape Our Parenting 


Reenactment as a Response to Trauma

Lakeside Therapeutic Education


Child Abuse and Neglect: How We Reenact What We Experienced

Roland Bal

A Helpful Way to Conceptualize and Understand Reenactments

Michael S. Levy, Ph.D.


The Effects of Childhood Trauma on Relationships

Glynis Sherwood


Overview of the Effect of Neglect

from the Center for the Developing Child- Harvard University


Emotional Neglect

Science Direct

The Childhood Adversity Narratives

Frank Putnam, MD, UNC at Chapel Hill, NC

William Harris, PhD, Children’s Research and Education Institute

& New School for Social Research, NYC, NY

Alicia Lieberman, PhD, UCSF, San Francisco, CA

Karen Putnam, PhD, UNC at Chapel Hill, NC

Lisa Amaya-Jackson, MD, Duke University, Durham, NC 


Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs): How They Affect Health and Well-being

From Roots through Recovery


What is Psychological Abuse of Children

Samantha Gluck- HealthyPlace


Child Abuse and Neglect Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Harsh, Critical Parenting May Lead to Anxiety Disorder Symptoms

from Scientific American


If Parents are the Helicopters, Then Schools are their Rotors

Jessica Borelli, Ph.D. in the Huffington Post


Anxiety and Depression

from the Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development


How Parents' Stress Can Hurt A Child, From The Inside Out

from Forbes


A Focus on Parental Depression

from The National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement 


Parental Depression

from Child Trends


How Depression Affects Your Family

from Parents

Resources for Caregivers- A guide to coping with stress and burnout


A Comprehensive Site for Information About CBD, Cannabis- Its Impact on Society and Health

Talking to Children About Cancer

Mesothelioma Hope

What is Cerebral Palsy

Birth Injury Center