How are the Children Doing? - Sue Younger and Keryn O'Neil
Brainwave, a New Zealand based organisation have given us permission to make their review 'How are the children doing?', written by Sue Younger and Keryn O'Neil, available in the UK. It provides useful advice on many of the questions and concerns parents have about childcare. 'We're all in this together, and we all want what is best for children. We know that almost all parents out there want to do the best by their children. Which is why they deserve good, honest, as-objective as-possible information.'
Getting to know your baby
Right from the beginning babies want to be social and interact, here are video clips and advice created by Warwick Infant and Family Wellbeing Unit to help you get to know your baby and understand better what (s)he is telling you. This advice is also available as a smart phone app.
What About The Children? publishes today helpful advice for parents who need to leave their children in day care with guidance on what they can do to alleviate the misery this separation can cause.
To read "GUIDANCE FOR PARENTS ON HOW TO ALLEVIATE THE MISERY OF CHILDCARE DROP-OFF" click the link below to download the PDF.
Why my buggy matters: neuroscience on the street – Dr M. Suzanne Zeedyk
There are so many pressures placed on parents these days, surrounding breast feeding, smoking, daycare, how to respond to crying, and whether the baby should sleep next to you or in their own cot, so the choice of a buggy or "travel system" for your baby might seem a less contentious issue. Download the PDF below for information to help you choose the best "travel system" for your baby.
Since John Bowlby’s seminal work in the 1950s, psychologists have researched the development of the attachment relationship between mother and baby. A secure attachment allows the child to develop healthy relationships and to explore the world with confidence. To understand the relationship between mother and baby, scientists have looked at the behavior of the mother and the ways in which the baby responds.
Early research was undertaken mostly by social scientists but recent developments in neuroscience have allowed researchers greater insight into what is happening to the baby. In this section we look at the science of attachment, research into the mother's behaviour and some of the recent work into the effects of stress on babies.
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A brief overview of some of the research that explains aspects of the 'biology of attachment'.
A brief overview of some of the research that explains aspects of 'maternal behaviour'.
A brief overview of some of the research that explains aspects of 'stress in infancy'.