Building security and trust with your baby

Parent Educator Allison LaTona, MFT, shares advice on how to bond with your baby in order to build security and trust with your newborn, which is a crucial part of the bonding process
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Building security and trust with your baby

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Developing security and trust with your baby is critical to the development of your relationship and to their development that is emerging toward separating from you over time. When a child feels a sense of security, they feel a sense of safety as well, and that allows them to explore. Babies communicate in many different ways, not just through their cries and their vocalization, but also through their gestures and body language and eye contact. When parents learn their child's cures, learn how to read them and respond appropriately, over time consistently this builds trust and security in your child. There's a sense of feeling as thought their communication is understood, their communication has meaning, that the world responds to them, and this builds confidence and self-esteem and ultimately moves them to the task of autonomy, which is the ultimate task.

Parent Educator Allison LaTona, MFT, shares advice on how to bond with your baby in order to build security and trust with your newborn, which is a crucial part of the bonding process

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Allison LaTona, MFT

Parent Educator, Marriage & Family Therapist

Allison LaTona, MFT, is a marriage and family therapist, whose life-changing consultation groups provide a practical and compassionate roadmap for those navigating the journey of parenthood. LaTona has 18 years of experience counseling children, families, couples and individuals, and has facilitated groups in private practice, as well as at Santa Monica's Babygroup with Donna Holloran, MSW, for over a decade. La Tona is an author for Twigtale, an online resource for creating transition books for young children.  

Focusing on respectful parenting philosophies, the power of language, emotional intelligence, and a child's natural developmental capabilities, LaTona offers specific strategies and invaluable insights that ease the inherent challenges of contemporary parenthood. Her work empowers parents with the vision and tools to create thriving and fulfilling family lives, and fosters long-term connections within a supportive community. With 13 years "in the trenches" raising two young children of her own, LaTona's personal path complements her professional credentials. Her empathy, experience, and dedication fuel her passionate commitment to her work.

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