Speaking of OHbaby!, I wrote an article for the Winter 2014 issue, about maternal anger. Just last week, one of the mamas I interviewed at the time sent me this article from the Guardian, about expressing emotions around children. She reckons we were ahead of the curve. How exciting, for a reclusive hermit anti-fashionista!
Now let me share these great many links with y’all. From the Campaign for a Commercial Free Childhood, this is a fab resource promising real-life strategies for reducing screen time. Next, because who doesn’t love a good infographic, this is a resource from Zero to Three summarising the impact of poverty on early child development.
And from the Child Trauma Academy (I promise not to use the word ‘resource’ again …) is this excellent slide series/video about … well, child trauma. Similarly awesome is this report from the Berry Street whānau in Australia. They do amazing work for children and families and they call on the CTA wisdom to do so.
Also from Australia: this news report about a Mother’s milk bank, and this from Scientific American will tell you what wee babies can see that we no longer can. Also from Scientific American: this article describes how the wiring of your brain reveals the real you.
Some research and a grunty report now … Here is some open access research about how Mindful Parenting lowers stress in children (frankly I should flippin well hope so!!), while this research identifies types of humour exhibited by children, and links them to resilience. This report from the USA examines what investments are needed to get kids ready for school.
Finally, this from the Independent newspaper tells us what parenting techniques have been used by parents of successful children (*would love to see a definition of what ‘successful’ means) and BOY OH BOY would I love to do some shopping at Kanikani Kids. Tino ataahua enei!