Parents have many hopes and dreams for their children’s future. These might include – getting on well with others and having friends; doing well at school; getting a good job; being able to cope with life’s challenges; contributing to the community; being a good parent; and, being mentally and physically healthy. The options are endless […]
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“Society reaps what it sows in nurturing its children. Whether abuse of a child is physical, psychological, or sexual, it sets off a ripple of hormonal changes that wire the child’s brain to cope with a malevolent world. It predisposes the child to have a biological basis for fear, though he may act and pretend […]
At Brainwave Trust we are often asked, “What are the effects of childcare on children?” We know that parents want the best for their children, and sometimes have difficult choices to make, which is why they deserve honest, as objective-as-possible information.
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! She encourages us to put down our devices and to stop overanalyising all aspects of our parenting, and rather take a deep breath, […]
New Zealand childhood poverty rates have almost doubled since the 1980s, affecting the wellbeing of a large number of NZ children. Poverty is difficult to define.
This article examines how the The High Scope/Perry Preschool project has been inaccurately interpreted.
Explore the more complex developments of babies including perception of time, space, connections between objects and reading emotion.
We often hear how resilient babies and young children are to the stresses in their lives, and those felt by their parents. However, scientific knowledge has shattered this myth. Brainwave Senior Researcher Keryn O’Neill shows how stress experienced by young children and their parents can affect a child’s brain development