Newsletter Winter 2015
In this newsletter we look at the issue of poverty and it’s effect on infants and young children. We also explore embracing imperfection, prioritising relationships with children and giving them the time and focus they need.
In a world surrounded by limitless access to information on parenting, and a strive for parenting perfection, author Miriam McCaleb implores us to accept good enough parenting as just that, good enough!
The Experience of Poverty for Infants and Young Children
Hilary Nobilo looks at how poverty affects many infants and young children in New Zealand, its damaging influence, and how it may generate consequences that last well into adulthood.
Setting the Record Straight on Perry Preschool
This article examines how the The High Scope/Perry Preschool project has been inaccurately interpreted.
Part 3: Social Capabilities of Babies
Explore the more complex developments of babies including perception of time, space, connections between objects and reading emotion.
Whakamana te tamaiti.
Brainwave’s vision is that all children in Aotearoa New Zealand are valued and nurtured so they can reach their full potential.
Our aim is to raise public awareness about new findings in brain research and to educate everyone who has an impact on the early life of tamariki/children about the important implications of this knowledge on our children’s physical, social, intellectual and emotional development.
We would like to acknowledge the passing of our Patron, Judge Mick Brown. We have been honoured to have him as our Patron; he was always committed to improving the outcomes of young people. He knew that a good start begins at conception (and in fact before) and continues to build through the first few years of life, his support for Brainwave Trust has always been appreciated. He will be sadly missed.
Kua hinga te rata whakamarumaru.