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Tips & tricks for parents to make the most out of every moment.

Attaching and bonding to your kids is vital for their survival and development. Attachment starts as baby enters the world. When baby cries or is hungry and is comforted, bonding and attachment are taking place. Baby learns to trust that his primary caregiver will meet his needs. A mutual bond begins to form between baby and caregiver and this will carry on as baby develops. In some instances, like adoption, bonding and attachment might not form until the child has gone through several stages of development. With appropriate therapy and parenting techniques, kids who have been adopted later in life can still flourish and grow into successful adults. It is never too late to attach and bond with your kids! Here is a list of age appropriate ways to attach and bond with your kids birth to age five:

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Did you ever wonder.....why you connect with some people better than others? Have you ever met someone new and just felt an instant connection with them? Well, there just might be some science behind why you get along with some people better than with others.



before5 Book Study

The 5 Love Languages of Children

Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell


We know you love your child crazy, but let’s make sure, your child knows it! We hope you join us for this parenting journey as we work through how to better express the love we have for our children.


As we outline Gary Chapman and Ross Campbell’s The 5 Love Languages of Children, we promise to break down each chapter into bite sized pieces. If you are like us, you have enough going on right now, so we will keep things simple. It is our hope to help you better understand how to best meet your child’s emotional needs in easy, practical, and in intentional ways.

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 At Before5, we are passionate about helping you understand how your child grows and develops – especially in the first five years, which is when the really important learning happens.

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