A squishy wonder: brain structure and function

It’s soft, and sort of spongy and more squishy than we think.  This article looks at brains structure and function.

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impact of technology use on our rangatahi

Brainwave Review: Issue 32

We look into the impact of technology use on our rangatahi. In our first article Sue Younger, one of our Trustees, shares some of what’s known in this area of research.

Despite the ever-growing body of science about the development of our tamariki, what they need on a daily basis often boils down to some simple things. Our second article, written by Keryn O’Neill, our Knowledge Manager, looks at some of the learning that is happening right under your nose, whilst doing the grocery shopping, for example.

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Moderation in all things. Adolescents and technology.

Moderation in all things: adolescents & digital technology

We look at the ever-changing digital world from social media to gaming – what it means to parents and caregivers and the role they play.

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Everyday opportunities: lots of learning

We explore a few of the many things your tamariki are learning as you go about daily life together, taking supermarket shopping as an example.

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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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