Short-term highs, long-term risks

While many people can use cannabis and not seem to suffer ill-effects directly, the younger, the longer, and the more often people use cannabis, the more likely they are to suffer from a range of harms later in life. It may not be at all clear to them, or others, that their use of cannabis has contributed to their difficulties.

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You Got This! Coronavirus – an opportunity for resilience

These are very strange times we’re living in. There are many things we previously took for granted that we can’t do, or have, right now.

There is something we do have, though – the opportunity to support the resilience of the tamariki in our whānau. (And yes, our own resilience as well!)

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Brainwave Review: Issue 31

We look at the research around tamariki who are bilingual. Whether they are learning one, two, or more languages, tamariki do best when they spend lots of time talking with their parents and whānau. Our second article aims to support those working with children and their whānau to understand how family violence affects children. It points out that children do not have to be hit, to be hurt.

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Being Bilingual: Learning Two Languages

Children learn a lot from knowing two or more languages. It supports their development in many ways. Whether a child is learning one, two, three or more languages, they do best when they spend lots of time talking with their parents and whānau.

Mostly, children benefit from parents and other adults speaking the language(s) they are most comfortable using, even when this is not the most common language of the country they live in.

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Family Violence: Children Get Hurt

Many children in Aotearoa are exposed to violence between their parents.  Despite this violence not being aimed at children, they are still harmed by it.

This article aims to support those working with children and their whānau to increase understanding about the issues many children face, and the possible long term effects of this.

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Tamariki and Technology: Insights From The Research

Our babies are surrounded by rapidly advancing technology. We absorb ever-changing information technology into our lives at a breakneck speed.  But many are wondering how this technology affects babies and young children?

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Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Development

When children grow up to be flourishing adults it is no accident. When they are able to take on responsibility, contribute to their whānau and community and when they are a good friend, partner or parent, it is almost always due to early support.

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Brainwave Review: Issue 30

We talk about research uncovered by our Knowledge Manager – Keryn O’Neill around tamariki and technology, plus we give you some insights into supporting children’s social and emotional development.

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