Author Chris White, MD Articles

Attachment and the Development of Resilience

As parents, we want nothing more than for our children to grow into autonomous, responsible, happy adults capable of living authentic, purposeful lives. Our relationship with them—described by scientists as attachment—is the single most important...

Take Crying Seriously*

*But Not Too SeriouslyLet’s be honest—crying is tough on the nervous system. It’s designed to be. When children have an unmet need that is beginning to cause a disruption in their nervous system, they cry, or get really whiney, as a direct...

Also labeled: Family Life, Issue #32

Wholeness, Not Perfectionism

“Do not doubt your own basic goodness. In spite of all confusion and fear, you are born with a heart that knows what is just, loving, and beautiful.”

Also labeled: Issue #31, Parenting

The Sacred Genius of Generosity

The Sun, each second, transforms four million tons of itself into light, giving itself over to become energy that we, with every meal, partake of. For four million years, humans have been feasting on the Sun’s energy stored in the form of plants a...