Shannon Philpott-Sanders

Writing, Reflecting, Teaching, Parenting

Building a Bond, 12 Ways

BabyBondPublished June 2014: Livestrong.com

Building a Bond, 12 Ways

Article Excerpt:

As your eyes meet and you smile at the blessing in your arms, you know that this precious child will change your life. Finding ways to communicate your love, adoration and the need to nurture your baby often comes naturally. And many ways to bond with your little one and build a natural connection will develop over the years. From gentle caresses to skin-to-skin feeding, bonding with your baby is a blessing in disguise.

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June 4, 2014 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | 1 Comment

What a Baby Thinks

babythinksPublished May 2014: Livestrong.com

What a Baby Thinks

Article Excerpt:

As your little one looks up at you and smiles brightly, it’s natural to wonder what is running through her mind. Is she happy? Is she learning? What prompts her to smile, think and communicate? Just as adults learn through experiences and communication, so do babies. Connecting and bonding with your baby entails paying attention to non-verbal cues and enhancing her learning so those smiles, cues and giggles continue well into adulthood. How does your baby communicate with you?

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May 31, 2014 Posted by | Feature Stories, Magazine Writing, Sample Work | , , , | 1 Comment