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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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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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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Resilient Rangatahi

Sooner or later everyone will have to face difficulties during their life. Being able to cope with, and even benefit from, these times is important for development. The ability to do this is often called ‘resilience’.    But, what do we mean by ‘resilience’? And how can parents, whānau, teachers or others working with rangatahi (young people) support them to develop it? To read the full article, click here

Brainwave Review: Issue 28

Our latest edition of the Brainwave Review gives you research insight into Resilient Rangatahi and understanding adolescents that have experience early adversity, to read the full review, click here

Explaining the social and emotional changes in adolescence

There are big changes going on in adolescents’ lives. Not only physical changes, but also important changes in social and emotional development, as they move from being a child to becoming an adult. Although we sometimes expect them to think and behave like an adult, their brain is very different to an adult’s brain and won’t be fully developed until they’re in their twenties.  For the full article, click here