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Friday, July 18, 2014

‘Good mothering’ hardwires infant brain

ANI News – Staff Writer

” A study has revealed that the mother’s presence, social interactions and her nurturing role directly moulds the early neural activity and growth of the infant’s brain.” (more)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Research reveals importance of early parent-child relations in emotional development

Medical Xpress – Staff Writer

“Researchers, in collaboration with colleagues at the University of Reading and University College London (UCL), found that the quality of the relationship in the first 18-months of life predicted the way in which the brain regulates experiences of positive emotion in young adulthood, 21-years later.”(more)

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

WHO urges tougher food marketing rules to curb childhood obesity

Reuters – Kate Kelland

“The marketing of unhealthy foods to children has proven “disastrously effective”, driving obesity by using cheap social media channels to promote fat-, salt- and sugar-laden foods, the World Health Organisation’s Europe office said on Tuesday.”(more)

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The nurture ‘dance’ offers best start to life

The Western Australian- Caroline Goossens

“As families, parents and carers we exert a powerful influence. Children’s brain development — their social, emotional and cognitive development — is shaped by their experiences with us. We lay the foundation for future learning, behaviour and physical and mental health.” (more)

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Good learners are made, not born

Examiner.com – Yvonne Fournier

“The kids in us – no matter what our current age – need a learning experience that is based on respect and the nurturing of each individual’s strengths…As your children enter school, you as an “adult-kid” need to reaffirm the need for mind and spirit in any learning situation, whether it’s elementary school, college or in the workplace. You must assure that a spirit of learning remains alive in our children through your actions, words and expectations as they develop their own minds.”(more)