Demystifing Babies’ Emotions

In this video, psychologist Dr. Gerard Costa shares ways to demystify babies’ emotional lives. He discuses how babies speak to us in code and reminds us babies are born with unique differences and temperaments and that parents often bring their own childhood experiences to parenting.  Join Dr. Costa in this segment as he helps guide us through the emotional lives of babies so that we can be more affective and responsive parents.

For more information about the information that Dr. Costa went over in the video, you can click below to download the PDF file that outlines Dr. Costa’s summary on the emotional lives of babies.

The Emotional Lives of Babies


Licensed Psychologist , Dr. Costa is Director of the YCS Institute for Infant and Preschool Mental Health. He is a Clinical Assistant Professor in Psychiatry at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and an Advisory Board member of the Interdisciplinary Council on Developmental and Learning Disorders. His holds a Ph.D. in Developmental Psychology from Temple University and has presented and published extensively about infant mental health. In October 2007, he received the Christian Kjeldsen Champion for Children Award. In January, 2010, Governor Jon Corzine appointed him to the newly established New Jersey Council for Young Children.

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