Encore: Meet Your Baby’s Needs with Primal Caregiving

with guest Darcia Narvaez

Air Date: October 30, 2017



For years, parents of a crying baby were often told to let them “cry it out” and warned that responding to “every” cry would have only one result: “You’ll spoil that baby!” Our evolving understanding of early child development – particularly brain development in infancy and toddlerhood – highlights the problem with such thinking: Babies need and expect primal caregiving, with loving and responsive positive caregiving at its heart. Join Marie as she talks with Darcia Narvaez, PhD about why primal caregiving is important, and how you can make sure your baby’s needs are met. Questions? Marie is always available via e-mail to radio@borntobebreastfed.com

Guest Profile – Darcia Narvaez

Darcia Narvaez, PhD is Professor of Psychology at the University of Notre Dame. She publishes extensively on moral development and education. Her most recent book is Neurobiology and the Development of Human Morality: Evolution, Culture and Wisdom (2014, Norton). She is executive editor of the Journal of Moral Education and also writes a popular blog for Psychology Today (“Moral Landscapes”) where she tackles such issues as sleep training, “grit” training, and the importance of play.
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