The Adolescent Brain and Alcohol

This article provides a brief review of some key papers regarding adolescent alcohol use and provides a NZ context on the issue. Read the full article here.

Love Connection

Your child’s first two to three years will affect her whole life. But when it comes to creating that all-important loving bond, the pressures of modern life – to earn more money, keep up with the Jones’s and answer that endlessly beeping phone – can get in the way. Emily Simpson talks to teacher and children’s advocate Miriam McCaleb about love, science and loud espresso machines. Read more

Mother of a Mission

Judy Bailey, our wonderful Trustee & presenter, spoke out for Brainwave in an interview for the Australian Women’s Weekly magazine, January 2010 edition. Read more

The Neuroscience Data on Childcare

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 decisions, as well as advocate for improved policies and programmes. Read more

Circle of Security

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.

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Managing Infant’s Trauma after the Earthquake

People often believe that infants are not affected by natural disasters such as earthquakes because they are “too young to remember” so they are not really affected.  This couldn’t be further from the truth.  Read more

Green Paper for Vulnerable Children

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. Read more

Child Protection – Radio NZ Podcast

Recently Sue Wright, our Executive Director was one of a number of people interviewed by Andrew McRae for the Radio New Zealand Insight programme which aired on Sunday morning, 24th July  and again on Monday evening 25th July.  Read more