Promoting Synchrony

May 1, 2024

Synchrony refers to the bidirectional dance of back-and-forth communication between a caregiver and child. When families are in sync, the child or parent does something and the other responds by matching their behavior, emotional state and physical rhythm. Being attuned in this way promotes connection and relationship building.

In your next visit, try modeling synchrony by matching a baby's mood with your voice and response. For example, when a baby is crying on the exam table, you can say: "I know you're cold, that isn't fun. I'm right here, and I'm going to get you dressed."

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