Tag Archives: Educators

Food for thought

We are all familiar with the saying “an apple a day keeps the doctor away” and likely remember being told that “carrots help you see in the dark”. But what are the physical implications of the intake of nutritious food and why is their consumption so highly promoted in the National Quality Framework (NQF)? When receiving […]

A professional resolution for 2015

By the time you read this, you may be carrying out your New Year’s resolutions enthusiastically, or you may have given up on them. Most New Year’s resolutions are about personal improvement – for example, saving money, exercising, eating healthily or spending more time with friends and family. Resolutions represent good intentions about how we […]

Controlled Crying?

We know from many authoritative sources that children’s emotional/social development is built on the foundation of sensitive, responsive, predictable early relationships. The following quote from the Centre for the Developing Child at Harvard University encapsulates the work/research findings of many early childhood development scientists.  “ When an infant or young child babbles, gestures, or cries, […]

Controlled crying is helpful, not harmful

Murdoch Childrens Research Institute – Every evening, parents across Australia hope their babies will sleep through the night. Many won’t. That’s where controlled comforting, or controlled crying might help. Contrary to some claims, this is a safe and effective method for settling babies. Sleepless nights are not uncommon. A 2001 study of 700 Victorian mums of seven-month-old […]

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