The Margaret S. Mahler
Child Development Foundation

Notice: Due to the coronavirus, the 2020 Mahler Symposium scheduled for April 25 will be postponed until 2021. All deposits will be refunded once it is safe to reopen our administrative office. Information regarding the 2021 Mahler Symposium will be posted as soon as the details have been finalized. We apologize for any inconvenience.


Advice for parents in helping children cope with the coronavirus crisis - from Howard Osofsky, MD, PhD & Joy Osofsky, PhD:
  • For Younger Children
  • For Older Children & Adolescents

  • Dr. Alexandra Harrison writes about supporting childcare givers. Her posts about the coronavirus are available at
    ZeroToThree has a helpful post on the importance of self-care while at home with young children

    The Margaret S. Mahler Child Development Foundation's work is aimed at increasing understanding of a child's psychological and emotional development and communicating that understanding to parents, therapists, and childcare providers.
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