Kids respond to their environment and learn how to survive.
Being a baby is more complex than people think.
Once born, a baby enters an entirely new world full of sights and sounds and feelings that they’ve never experienced before. Babies absorb it all—and it affects their mental health. Babies don’t “just forget” when something happens. Even without visual memories, their bodies hold onto those memories, they develop survival mechanisms as a result, and they bring those traumas or sense of security into adulthood, too.
In this episode, I talk with Selma Bacevac about her work as a national consultant and promoter of baby mental health. Selma breaks down what babies remember from in utero and throughout infancy, and how those memories are stored within their bodies. Selma also shares insights into the power of a parent’s intention to do their best, and how to start making changes to ensure that your baby’s mental health is well taken care of.
Take a listen to learn more about how to consistently communicate a sense of safety and security to your infant.
About Selma Bacevac:
Selma Bacevac is a licensed psychotherapist, mompreneur, national consultant and promoter of baby mental health. She is an expert on how attachment-related problems and developmental trauma affects infants and toddlers. She provides webinars, workshops, and online training to parents and professionals who want more information on this specific topic.
Selma is the host of Raising Baby, a podcast devoted to helping parents and professionals understand the world from the baby’s perspective.
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In This Episode, You Will Learn:
Infant & Toddler Mental Health 101 Webinar
Parent-Child Relationship Institute