How you can help your child's development

Child psychologist Mona Delahooke, PhD shares advice for how to help with your child's development by creating warm and loving environments for them to grow up in.
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How you can help your child's development

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The foundation for growth and development for all people is relationships. Think of relationships as the vehicle that drive development forward. Inside that vehicle, we have warm, loving engagement and that is the energy. Think of it as solid rocket fuel for your child's development. You want to have warm and connected relationships as a foundation for all their treatment and for growth. It helps growth up the developmental ladder and it also helps children communicate when they feel safe in relationships, they are communicating, different parts of the brain are working, integration happens, and growth happens.

Child psychologist Mona Delahooke, PhD shares advice for how to help with your child's development by creating warm and loving environments for them to grow up in.

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Mona Delahooke, Ph.D.

Child Psychologist

Mona M. Delahooke, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist specializing in the development of infants, children, and their families. Endorsed by the State of California as a Reflective Practice Mentor, she works with multi- disciplinary teams supporting children with developmental or emotional delays across the country. She is a faculty member/trainer of the Profectum Foundation and the Early Intervention Training Institute (EITI) of the Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic. Currently in private practice in Arcadia, California, she consults with parents, preschools, and school districts in the areas of developmental screening, assessment and intervention for young children and their families. Dr. Delahooke maintains a blog at www.thevisibleparent.com, where she regularly posts supportive information for parents and professionals.

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