Importance of non-verbal cues in forming attachments

Jeanne Segal, PhD, shares advice for parents on how to create attachment with your newborn baby through non-verbal cues
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Importance of non-verbal cues in forming attachments

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A baby obviously doesn't speak in words yet. That doesn't happen usually a year and a half, between a year and a half and 2 years. So how do you communicate with a baby? The only way you can do that is non-verbally. And it is through these cues. Cues that have to do with the sound of the mother's voice, the pace, the timing. Cues that have to do with what the mother's face looks like - How relaxed she looks, how scared she looks, how comfortable she looks. All kinds of cues, touching - How the baby is touched. Is the mother sensitive to the kind of touch that's just right for her baby? All of these cues that are non-verbal that have to do with that you see, what you feel, what you hear, what the baby hears - All of these - These are all things we call non-verbal cues and they express to the baby your feelings about the baby and your ability to understand the baby. All of that communication - It's a lot of communication and it all goes on non-verbally.

Jeanne Segal, PhD, shares advice for parents on how to create attachment with your newborn baby through non-verbal cues

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Jeanne Segal, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Jeanne Segal is a mother and grandmother with an MA degree in psychology and PhD in sociology. She is an author whose books have been translated into 13 languages. Dr. Segal is the developer and content editor of Helpguide.org, a nonprofit website that helps people help themselves. Helpguide attracts over 1 million viewers a week and collaborates with the publishing arm of Harvard Medical School. One of the topics covered on the Helpguide.org website that is dearest to her heart is infant mental health.

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