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Caring and Connected Parenting Guide

Welcome to Caring and Connected Parenting: A Guide to Raising Connected Children. This guide supports and strengthens the partnership between parents and children, particularly new parents embarking on this great adventure in their lives. Based on the latest neuroscience research, this guide contains sections for newborns to 1 year, 1 to 2 years, 2 to 3 years, and 3 to 4 years old. There is also a parents section and an additional section for parents who come from abusive backgrounds.

The guide has been endorsed by Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Desmond Tutu and Betty Williams, pediatricians T. Berry Brazelton, M.D. and Laura Jana, M.D. and psychiatrist and author Daniel Siegel, M.D.

The guide is written by SAIV Executive Committee member Licia Rando, M.Ed., M.S.W. 

Click here to download the complete Caring & Connected Parenting Guide.

Click here to read about the science behind the guide.

Now available in easy-to-print sections by child’s age, to share with families, with an Introduction for healthcare and other professionals: Caring and Connected Parenting Guide: Grounded in Neuroscience and the Cultural Transformation Theory of Partnership .

Now available in Spanish

Great news: This important and easy to use guide for parenting is now available in Spanish

Una gran noticia: Esta guía importante y fácil de usar para la crianza de los hijos y hijas está ahora disponible en español