Perinatal Development
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Families and Work Institute. (1996). Rethinking the Brain - New insights into Early Development; Conference Report - Brain Development in Young Children; New Frontiers for Research, Policy and Practice.
Gunnar, M. (1998). Quality of Care and the Buffering of Stress Physiology: Its Potential Role in Protecting the Developing Human Brain. Newsletter of the Infant Mental Health Promotion Project, 21, 4-7.

Hawley, T. (1998). Starting Smart: How Early Experiences Affect Brain Development, Ounce of Prevention

I Am Your Child:

Karr-Morse, R. and Wiley,M. (1997). Ghosts from the Nursery. New York: Atlantic Monthly Press.

LaMorelle,M. (2000). Language and the Developing Brain. Focus on Infants and Toddlers, 12, 3-6.

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Montessori, M. (1953). La Mente del Bambino. Milano: Garzanti.

Shonkoff,J., & Phillips,D. (Eds.).(2000). From Neurons to Neighborhoods: The Science of Early Childhood Development. Washington, D.C.: National Academy Press.

Willis, C. (1998). Language Development: A Key to Lifelong Learning. Child Care Information Exchange, III, 63-65.

WTTW Chicago and The Chicago Production Center. (1997). Ten Things Every Child Needs. Robert McCormick Tribune Foundation.

Babies are amazing little beings, capable to learning, feeling, and understanding even before birth. They react to the environment around them like little sponges. This is why is is important to surround them with intellecually stimulating  and expressively loving emotions and actions.

The earliest time to make a difference and help to nourish these little people is from the moment of conception, or at least acknowledgement of conception. Within only three weeks after baby begins, his or her brain is already forming.  This is why I am committed to teaching parents about perinatal cognitive and emotional development.