From Certainty to Complexity

Isolated studies, or even bodies of research on a particular topic, can only ever tell part of the complex story that underpins infant and child brain development. Risk & protective factors provide a more balanced and scientifically sound context. Read the full article here.

Drinking for Two: How Alcohol in Pregnancy Affects the Developing Child

Can alcohol do harm to an unborn baby’s brain? In this article Brainwave Educator Norma Hayward looks at the evidence around how alcohol in pregnancy may affect the developing child. Click here to learn more.

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

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