A baby's sense of danger

Expert Aimee Wheeler discusses how danger plays a role in your child's life and furthermore how this can manifest itself and change a baby's sense of danger. Learn how to keep your child safe and happy with this key video that reveals the connection between danger and the attachment parenting theory.
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A baby's sense of danger

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It's important to remember that a baby experiences danger or a threat in a very different way than an adult does. To a baby, something as simple as being in the dark or hearing a loud noise that's unfamiliar to them can be really, really frightening. An impending separation from you can be a threat to them. And it really will start to trigger their attachment system, which means that they're going to get fussy and clingy and really try to communicate with you that they need you. And it's important to be able to hear that, and even if it doesn't seem like a big deal to you, to understand that it's a really big deal to your baby, and they need your sense of security.

Expert Aimee Wheeler discusses how danger plays a role in your child's life and furthermore how this can manifest itself and change a baby's sense of danger. Learn how to keep your child safe and happy with this key video that reveals the connection between danger and the attachment parenting theory.

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Aimee Wheeler, PsyD

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When her son was born, Aimee found herself in uncharted waters. She knew she wanted to be a different type of parent than her parents had been. After years of self-exploration, she felt she had healed a lot of her childhood emotional wounds and that she could be a good mother but she didn't really know how to parent differently. She went to Mommy and Me classes, breastfeeding groups, you name it, searching to fill a void she initially could not identify. They were all helpful but not what she felt she was longing for. She realized she was looking for a safe place to really talk about the challenges she was facing every day. Unfortunately, it seemed that none of the forums she found as a new mother were able to provide that. She vowed then to create such a place for parents, and the idea for Parenting Discovery Center was born.

Her educational background in psychology had nurtured her tremendous curiosity about the impact and importance of infant attachment. Her research in this area had equipped her with a conscious sieve to help evaluate the overwhelming amount of parenting advice available. What she found was that at a time of total vulnerability, parents are often taught parenting techniques that cause them to unwittingly undermine this important and essential bond. 

The Center provides a safe and supportive environment for exploring the emotions and challenges faced by new parents. They are also here to help peoople understand the importance of attachment and help parents build a conscious bond with their baby based upon their individual family's values and lifestyle. 

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