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.
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.
Brainwave Educator and author Hilary Nobilo looks at what might be perceived as an infant sleep problem is more often than not a normal part of infant sleep development. Read more
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
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.
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