Tips From Dr. Lou Week 6

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 6

If you recall from our previous discussions, infants and mothers are uniquely predisposed to interact. A mother’s pattern of talking to her baby and the child’s response patterns reflect a unique developmental predisposition that is designed to initiate the process of...

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 5

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 5

If you recall, last week we described several behaviors that are present in newborn infants and their mothers from the earliest of their shared experiences. For example, newborn infants and their mothers are driven to initiate and sustain face to face contact. A...

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 4

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 4

Over the past three weeks, we have laid the groundwork for understanding how important early experience is relative to a child's cognitive development. We have stressed the importance of opportunity and ability as foundational for a child to begin and sustain the...

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 3

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 3

Based on our discussion over the previous two weeks, it is instructive to recall that there are two things that are essential for a child to begin the process of making sense of the world. Certainly, one of these relates to the child's ability to do so. As we noted,...

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 2

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 2

Last week, if you recall, we began this discussion by emphasizing the unbelievable process whereby children enter the world and immediately begin making sense of it. I made the point that children learn more in the first five years of their lives than they do for the...

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 1

Tips From Dr. Lou Week 1

I think you would agree that there are few things more wondrous than observing a newborn child enter the world and soon thereafter begin the process of making sense of it. The simple reality is that our children learn more during the first five years of life than they...