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Responsive Parenting: Sites and Articles


A nice graphic presentation of this process has been produced by the Circle of Security International: 

Understanding Your Child's Development


For further understanding of this topic, please see the links below:


Outline for Infant Mental Health


Is the ideal mother a sensitive mother? Beliefs about early childhood parenting in mothers across the globe


Head Start

from the National Center on Parent, Family and Community Engagement


Center on the Developing Child

Harvard University

Nurture Connection- promoting early relational health

from the Center for Study of Social Policy


Parenting Matters

from the Centre of Excellence for Early Childhood Development


Family Resource Center

from Child Mind Institute

Child Development Video Library

Parenting Counts


Parenting Videos

Centers for Disease Co and Prevention 


More Parenting Videos



Everyday Ways to Support Your Baby’s and Toddler’s Early Learning

from Zero to Three


Minding the Baby 

Yale Child Study Center

Balancing Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

With HOPE (Health Outcomes of Positive Experience)


Developmental Milestones

from Help Me Grow


The Health Effects of Sensitive, Responsive Parenting

from Parenting Science- Gwen Dewar, Ph.D.


Responsive Parenting Nurtures Infants’ Secure Attachments 

From Parenting Exchange- Karen Stephens


Responsive Parenting: Moving Towards Parenting Without Punishment

From The Mule


Baby cues and baby body language: video guide (0-12 months)

from rasing


Baby Center

From the Baby Center


Promoting the social emotional development and school readiness of children 0- 5

From The Center on the Social and Emotional

Foundations for Early Learning 


From Center for Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation; Georgetown University- focused on Head Start but with useful information and tutorials for  parents and caregivers


An early intervention to promote maternal sensitivity in the perinatal period for women with psychosocial vulnerabilities: study protocol of a randomized controlled trial


Prenatal representations predicting parent-child relationship in transition to parenthood: Risk and family dynamic considerations

The Multiple Determinants of Maternal Parenting Stress 12 Months After Birth: The Contribution of Antenatal Attachment Style, Adverse Childhood Experiences, and Infant Temperament

The child as held in the mind of the mother: The influence of prenatal maternal representations on parenting behaviors

Maternal parenting predicts infant biobehavioral regulation among women with a history of childhood maltreatment

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