The Magic of Nurturing Touch

“On my way back to the train station after a tearful goodbye at the orphanage, my rickshaw stopped to let a buffalo cart go by. To my right was a shanty- just a few boards and some canvas- where a family lived by the road.  A young mother sat in the dirt with her baby…

Living Without: The Effects of Poverty on Child Development

For many decades we’ve known that poverty can have a negative impact on child development. The existence of federally funded programs like Head Start and Early Head Start is a testament to the fact that even our legislature understands this at some level. Recently, however, research has led to evidence that the direct relationship between…