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Early Experiences Count: How Emotional Development Unfolds Starting at Birth

In this podcast, Dr. Ross Thompson describes how early emotional development unfolds and what parents can do to nurture their child’s social and emotional skills starting at birth. 

Dr. Thompson is a professor of psychology at the University of California Davis and is on the Board of Directors at ZERO TO THREE.


1.  Listen to this podcast

2.  Learn more about Ross Thompson, PhD

Additional Resources:

Young Children’s Social-Emotional Development:  Key Findings from a 2009 National Parent Survey

Tips for Promoting Social-Emotional Development

Video Clip: Social-Emotional Development and the Still Face Experiment

The Psychologist in the Baby:  A Zero to Three Journal Article About Social-Emotional Development in the Early Years

 Books About Feelings for Babies and Toddlers

Tips on Helping Your Child Build Healthy Relationships

Getting Ready for School Begins at Birth

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