The Opportunity of Community and the Human Family


These resources are now owned and operated by Child Health BC who is making them freely available to parents, caregivers, families and anyone supporting healthy child development in the early years.

Isolated Parenting Creates Unhealthy Pressure

The concept of “Alloparenting” relates to the concept that a baby’s brain is designed to have more than one attachment figure. Families can be very isolated in today’s modern life, and this isolation results in unhealthy pressure being placed on one individual, usually the mother.

Parents Cannot Be All Things to their Children

Parents need to call on older, wiser and stronger people to help raise their child. We are all part of the human family and that everything we do should be with the health of the larger world in mind. If the planet is to survive we need to learn how to serve and savor the world.

Dr. Dan Siegel