mummajess18:

What a secure attachment in childhood should look like in adulthood…

Strong attachments in childhood = healthy relationships in adulthood (hopefully!)

mummajess18:

What a secure attachment in childhood should look like in adulthood…

Strong attachments in childhood = healthy relationships in adulthood (hopefully!)

The days may be long but the years are short. Enjoy the craziness because the memories are often sweeter than the actual events!!

The days may be long but the years are short. Enjoy the craziness because the memories are often sweeter than the actual events!!

Cute babies who don’t care about the alphabet yet!

Cute babies who don’t care about the alphabet yet!

High-Quality Child Care Found Good for Children — And Their Mothers

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/02/120208082420.htm

Interesting longitudinal study about the effect of high quality child care on children that have been in child care since birth.

I wonder if our grandparents had the same concerns with the telephone that we have with our children using social media as their primary means to communicate.

ukkiwi:

Best selling author Terry Pratchett has claimed texting, tweeting and social media websites are damaging children’s ability to communicate, as new technology restricts people’s thoughts, leaving them unmotivated and frustrated:

“You have to have interaction with other people. If you have the words to identify exactly what you mean, you can get your message across. I’m sure this is linked to rough behaviour.”

We’ve been studying the development of children’s language in early childhood, and  how toddlers become frustrated because their expressive language skills are not as advanced as their cognitive or receptive language skills.  Terry Pratchett’s views make sense - we should be encouraging teenagers to expand their language and social interaction skills, so that they can communicate more effectively with others face to face.

This is a great example of twins communicating in their own language.  So animated when they talk.

tracyschilddevelopment:

This is so cute and really does show that infants can communiacte with their own language.

I love this, it is so sweet.

(via jen211nz)

Great video about infant nutrition.
http://www.thevisualmd.com/health_centers/child_health/infant_nutrition/infant_nutrition_video

Unruly Kids May Have a Mental Disorder

http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/04/120429085413.htm?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+sciencedaily+%28ScienceDaily%3A+Latest+Science+News%29&utm_content=Google+Feedfetcher

Interesting article but I’m not sure if I’m ready to associate unruly behavior with a mental disorder. 

This is just funny!

mommybyfaith:

coriworld:

the-itsy-bitsy:

I love this.. I saw it on FB and had to share:
A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found …an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel… She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?…
”Yes,” was his incredulous reply..
She answered, ‘Well, today I didn’t do it.’

This is wonderfulVery true

I saw this on Facebook as well as thought immediately of this class! Thank you to whoever posted it because I tried to find it again but couldn’t! : )

This is just funny!

mommybyfaith:

coriworld:

the-itsy-bitsy:

I love this.. I saw it on FB and had to share:

A man came home from work and found his 3 children outside, still in their pyjamas, playing in the mud, with empty food boxes and wrappers strewn around garden, The door of his wife’s car was open, as was the front door to the house and no sign of the dog, walking in the door, he found …an even bigger mess. A lamp had been knocked over, the throw rug was against one wall, In the front room the TV was on loudly with the cartoon channel, the family room was strewn with toys and various items of clothing. In the kitchen, dishes filled the sink, breakfast food was spilled on the counter, the fridge door was open wide, dog food was spilled on the floor, a broken glass lay under the table, and a small pile of sand was spread by the back door. He quickly headed up the stairs, stepping over toys and more piles of clothes, looking for his wife. He was worried she might be ill, or that something serious had happened. He was met with a small trickle of water as it made its way out the bathroom door. As he peered inside he found wet towels, scummy soap and more toys strewn over the floor. Miles of toilet paper lay in a heap and toothpaste had been smeared over the mirror and walls. As he rushed to the bedroom, he found his wife still curled up in the bed in her pyjamas, reading a novel… She looked up at him, smiled and asked how his day went. He looked at her bewildered and asked, ‘What happened here today?’ She again smiled and answered, ‘You know every day when you come home from work and you ask me what in the world do I do all day?…

”Yes,” was his incredulous reply..

She answered, ‘Well, today I didn’t do it.’

This is wonderful
Very true

I saw this on Facebook as well as thought immediately of this class! Thank you to whoever posted it because I tried to find it again but couldn’t! : )

Important words for parents and teachers.

allthekoolkidsrdoinit2:

jgarcia12twu:

mommybyfaith:

radicallady:

True

I love this. How true is this?! How many adults need therapy from scars from Their childhood!

Yes, I am reminded everyday.  When I hear certain words or see certain actions, I stop, think and sometimes remember that they bring up feelings from my childhood.  It does take time to process them and then to revisit them as an adult.  When I do revisit the feelings, I learn to cope, deal or embrace them and maybe grow a bit.  Great photo! 

I too would agree, there has been so many cases in my life where I have talked to a peer or someone that is older than me and they express how an experience in their childhood has haunted then everyday since. Love your child

Important words for parents and teachers.

allthekoolkidsrdoinit2:

jgarcia12twu:

mommybyfaith:

radicallady:

True

I love this. How true is this?! How many adults need therapy from scars from Their childhood!

Yes, I am reminded everyday.  When I hear certain words or see certain actions, I stop, think and sometimes remember that they bring up feelings from my childhood.  It does take time to process them and then to revisit them as an adult.  When I do revisit the feelings, I learn to cope, deal or embrace them and maybe grow a bit.  Great photo! 

I too would agree, there has been so many cases in my life where I have talked to a peer or someone that is older than me and they express how an experience in their childhood has haunted then everyday since. Love your child