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Oh, the Joys of Screwing Up!

Oh, the Joys of Screwing Up! | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Jeff DeGraff, CNN Money

 

People (and companies) learn best by accelerating the failure cycle, not by avoiding it.


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Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, March 19, 2013 11:43 AM

It's good for parents to understand the value in iterative failure, so they can embed the message in the parenting of informal learning.

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: Let's Use All We Know to Ensure REAL Brain Development is Happening for ALL Children

Early Childhood Brain Insights: Let's Use All We Know to Ensure REAL Brain Development is Happening for ALL Children | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it

I find it amazing that due to technological advances, we now understand the developing brain better than ever before, and in many cases just the opposite is occurring for too many children.


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Early Childhood Brain Insights: LOVE IS A PRIMARY NEED

Early Childhood Brain Insights: LOVE IS A PRIMARY NEED | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it

Did You Know...?         ...... feel good chemicals are released in the brain through loving interactions.
....... families and cultures that express warm physical affection have fewer issues with anger and aggression.


..... Researchers who examine the life histories of children who have succeeded despite many challenges, have consistently found that these children have had at least one stable, supportive relationship with an adult early in life.


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Neurotransmitters and Attachment

Neurotransmitters and Attachment | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it

NEUROTRANSMITTERS are the brain chemicals that communicate information throughout our brain and body.  They relay signals between nerve cells, called “neurons.”  The brain uses neurotransmitters to tell your heart to beat, your lungs to breathe, and your stomach to digest.  They can also affect mood, sleep, concentration, weight, behavior, and can cause adverse symptoms when they are out of balance.


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Early Childhood Brain Insights: NOT SURPRISING, IS IT?

Early Childhood Brain Insights: NOT SURPRISING, IS IT? | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it

“This study validates something that seems to be intuitive, which is just how important nurturing parents are to creating adaptive human beings,” says lead author Joan L. Luby, MD, professor of child psychiatry. “I think the public health implications suggest that we should pay more attention to parents’ nurturing, and we should do what we can as a society to foster these skills because clearly nurturing has a very, very big impact on later development.”


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, March 14, 2013 7:41 PM

This can be so reassuring for caring parents! These findings can also be inspiring to those wanting additional evidence that there is a critical need to place greater emphasis on this area and time of development. 

Giovanni Benavides's curator insight, March 22, 2013 8:06 PM

#psychology #mental health

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Sounds of Arguing Affect Sleeping Babies' Brains

Sounds of Arguing Affect Sleeping Babies' Brains | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it
Even moderate stress can impact infant brain development.

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it

by Katrina Schwartz, MindShift

 

Students’ social and emotional reactions to learning are imperative to feeling motivated to learn and to their ability to creatively solve problems, according to Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, who wrote...


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Parent Cortical Mass's curator insight, March 20, 2013 2:58 PM

I heard this neuroscientist, Mary Hellen Immordino-Yang speak, and her research is fascinating.

Sonia Thomas's curator insight, May 27, 2013 6:20 PM

As trainers, it's important to remember how essential an emotional connection to the topic impacts the transfer of learning. Offering opportunities to reflect and connect the topic to personal experience adds to the learning experience.

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Social Deprivation Has a Measurable Effect on Brain Growth

Social Deprivation Has a Measurable Effect on Brain Growth | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it
(Boston, Mass.)—Severe psychological and physical neglect produces measurable changes in children's brains, finds a study led by Boston Children's Hospital.

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Jocelyn Stoller's curator insight, April 1, 2013 3:42 AM
  • On MRI, children with histories of any institutional rearing had significantly smaller gray matter volumes in the cortex of the brain than never-institutionalized children, even if they had been placed in foster care.

  • Children who remained in institutional care had significantly reduced white matter volume as compared with those never institutionalized.

  • For children who had been placed in foster care, white matter volume was indistinguishable from that of children who were never institutionalized. 
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LOVING OUR CHILDREN & THE BRAIN

LOVING OUR CHILDREN & THE BRAIN | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it

"Through consistent and loving interactions, valuable connections are physically made in the baby’s brain. The feeling of security and predictability that the child learns through these interactions leads to an emotionally healthy child ready for relationships and learning."


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, March 26, 2013 3:46 PM

Thank you to Michael Sabbeth for the dedication to well developed children!

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Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK- MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN

Early Childhood Brain Insights: BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK- MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR OUR CHILDREN | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it

Envision a world filled with happy children who are eager to learn, are healthy, feel confident in their abilities, have well developed language, strong math and reading skills, are creative and curious, get along with other children, are physically fit and active, and are self disciplined. Picture all of these children developing into adults in the community, contributing their skills and abilities.

Due to a wealth of research we are extremely fortunate to have the knowledge of all that contributes to making this dream possible!


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, March 12, 2013 3:51 PM

It is time to ensure that EVERYONE understands the positive impact this knowledge can have. We also need to make sure everyone knows how detrimental it is for us to continue to ignore this information.

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Brain Insights, LLC — You Are Making An Impact on Young Developing Brains!

Brain Insights, LLC — You Are Making An Impact on Young Developing Brains! | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it

Do you realize ALL that you are doing and can do to make a REAL difference for children? You are critically important! 


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Deborah McNelis's curator insight, March 13, 2013 3:05 PM

Let's continue creating awarenss and understading until EVERYONE knows the way we can make a postive difference for children during the years... when their brain is developing most!

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Help Your Children with Brain Development - News - Bubblews

Help Your Children with Brain Development - News - Bubblews | Early Interactions and Brain Development | Scoop.it
Speak Freely. Write Your World. (RT @IcyCucky: Brain Development http://t.co/MyAuoOQBcq)
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