Archive for the ‘Emotions’ Category

My Girl Needs Me as much as ever

Thursday, June 18th, 2015

Every parent knows how time flies, how our little ones grow up way too quickly. One moment you’re in the newborn baby bubble, the next you’re waving to your child through the classroom window. But what a privilege to be part of their journey as they shape and develop. My little girl is going to be […]

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How is Your Child Really Feeling?

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

In Mayamin’s previous post “That Loving Feeling” I talked about the amazing and hugely important bond you create with your little one. You are creating a loving, trusting relationship that ensures your child feels safe and supported through the development of positive behaviours and dealing with emotions. Today I came across a study that further […]

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That Loving Feeling

Thursday, October 25th, 2012

Of course, you know this already: bonding with your little one is incredibly important. Your baby will feel safe and loved, and it’s the spring board for future healthy development. A recent study is confirming just that – a warm, secure and positive bond with you developed during the first two years of life is the key to […]

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Music to my ears….

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012

I came across this on a rainy afternoon, and it really cheered me up!  It turns out that all those hours at the piano as a child have paid off, even if it didn’t make me a famous piano player. There has been a lot of research in the last few years around music and […]

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Bendy, Stretchy, Happy

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

Prenatal yoga, and more specifically mindfulness yoga, may help expectant mums cope with depression. Mindfulness yoga combines a meditative focus with physical poses, and can be a powerful method to fight stress and boost energy. Now, new research shows promising evidence that it may also be an effective alternative to pharmaceutical treatment for pregnant women […]

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Close to Dad

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

At Mayamin we love it when research includes Dads. And a fresh study now adds to the “goodness of Dad”, showing that babies whose fathers engage positively with them at three months old behave better at 12 months. We know how important the first year of life is for our children’s development – their environment […]

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Your Noble Toddler

Monday, July 9th, 2012

We often talk about toddlers being “selfish’, or perhaps a better word is self-centred, as they can find it hard to look beyond their own immediate feelings, wants and needs.  It has indeed been found that under the age of 6 brain immaturity means children often are at the mercy of their impulses, making it […]

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“Terrible Twos” inevitable?

Thursday, May 10th, 2012

We all know about “toddler tantrums” or the “terrible twos”. It’s what every parent expects to experience once their little ones get to the age where they test boundaries….and parents’ patience! A new study is now placing a question mark on whether less desirable behaviours in toddlers really are inevitable, or whether a lot of […]

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