Early infant crying, a parent’s tale: Every parent envisions the day when they bring their child home. We all read parenting books and attempt to prepare ourselves for the “life changing” event that is coming. However, no one explains how you are supposed to deal, cope, handle, adapt or even function when your child cries morning, noon [...]
Never Shake A Baby
Having a baby is a wonderful, joyful experience. It can also be stressful, tiring and at times overwhelming. If you have feelings of sadness, irritability, crying jags, difficulty concentrating, and anxiety days after having a baby you are not alone. Many moms, anywhere from 20-80% experience “baby blues” (Goodman, S. H., & Brand, S. R. [...]
Attachment is defined as the emotional bond between two people. It is the foundation and heart of healthy child development and lays the groundwork for future success in relationships. An attachment can be secure. Meaning that trust is established in the sense a child/infant knows that the parent/caregiver will be emotionally and physically available to [...]
The Never Shake A Baby program at The Parent Child Center of Tulsa is now reaching over 650 mothers of newborn’s each month in local hospitals in Tulsa County while simultaneously educating hundreds of fathers, grandparents, and other caregivers present during program delivery. Research shows that implementing the Period of Purple Crying curriculum reduces the [...]
Matthew Eber, with Parent Child Center in Tulsa, says there are multiple reasons why the that abuse happens. Read or watch the full story.
Jace Burgess beat some tough odds to thrive and grow into a healthy 3-year-old boy. A preemie, he weighed only 1½ pounds at birth. Doctors really didn’t hold out much hope for him and he spent the first six months of his life in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a Tulsa hospital. Jace’s biological [...]
Shaken baby syndrome (SBS), also known as abusive head trauma (AHT), is the most dangerous and most common form of abuse in children under one. In an effort to spread awareness about normal infant crying, the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants, the Parent Child Center of Tulsa, is joining a [...]
TULSA, Okla. – April is Shaken Baby Syndrome Awareness Month and The Parent Child Center of Tulsa (PCCT) has taken a stand to reduce the number of Tulsa babies that are at risk of Shaken Baby Syndrome through an educational program called, Never Shake a Baby. The program’s goal in 2012 is to double the number of [...]
Check out coverage from News On 6 and the Tulsa World about a Broken Arrow high school student who brought Never Shake A Baby to the school.