Rethinking the Meaning and Use of the Word “Autism”

In the course of working on my new book about listening to parents and children, I have had the pleasure of immersing myself in the writing of D.W.Winnicott, pediatrician turned psychoanalyst.  Winnicott’s professional life included both caring for countless young children and families as a pediatrician, and psychoanalytic practice, where his adult patients […]

Pediatric Leaders on Health and Resilience: Listen to Parents

  “We need to actively engage parents before we jump to invest in pre-K for all,” Jack Shonkoff, director of the Center on the Developing Child at Harvard University wisely proclaimed yesterday at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Symposium on Child Health, Resilience and Toxic Stress in Washington, DC. Promoting a “two generation approach,” […]