Bodies of research on a particular topic, can only ever tell part of the complex story that underpins infant and child brain development.
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Our understanding of the link between adverse childhood experiences and adult health issues has been deepened by longitudinal research from the United States. These findings indicate strong links between adverse experiences during childhood and adolescence, and medical problems and unhealthy behaviours that occur later in life.
Can alcohol do harm to an unborn baby’s brain? In this article Brainwave Educator Norma Hayward looks at the evidence around how alcohol in pregnancy may affect the developing child. Click here to learn more.
Click on the photo to see a video of Dr Simon Rowley’s views on Pregnancy and Alcohol Use.
A review of some key papers on adolescent alcohol use in a NZ context.
Researching and understanding the effects of non-parental care on young children is complex. Each child, each family, each situation is different. Data can only speak in statistically significant generalities. Yet once the findings from the research become robust and repeated it is important to report it so that parents can incorporate this information into their […]
The concept of “attachment” has found its way into much writing and talking about parenting, but what does it mean, and more importantly, how can parents help their child to develop a secure attachment? Attachment is the lasting emotional bond that a child forms with a specific person that provides safety, comfort, soothing, and pleasure.
The Green Paper for Vulnerable Children is a discussion document which the government is using to test public opinion on how to improve outcomes for vulnerable children.