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Two Words I'll Never Say To My Daughter Again

Two Words I'll Never Say To My Daughter Again | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Although the words "hurry up" did little if nothing to increase my child's speed, I said them anyway. Maybe even more than the words, "I love you." The truth hurts, but the truth heals... and brings me closer to the parent I want to be.
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Finding focus:10 ways to help increase your child's concentration

Finding focus:10 ways to help increase your child's concentration | Momfulness | Scoop.it
Kids commonly have difficulty concentrating on tasks — particularly school work. Here are 10 ways to help your child focus better and gain the great f...
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Great tips to improve concentration for your kids. 

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14 tips for Helping Children with Emotional Intelligence | parent4success

14 tips for Helping Children with Emotional Intelligence | parent4success | Momfulness | Scoop.it

14 tips for Helping Children with Emotional Intelligence

What can we do to help our children develop emotional intelligence?

Our emotional intelligence is the ability to understand our own feelings and the feelings of others so we can get along with other people. Experts have found that our emotional intelligence is the biggest predictor of life happiness. If we want to help our children develop emotional intelligence we need to help them name their feelings then to guide them through the how to find an effective solution.

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14 tips for Helping Children with Emotional Intelligence

Excellent tips for building emotional intelligence in our kids. The tips listed in this article involve helping children identify, experience and respond to emotions in ways that will be adaptive for many years. These skills are ones that I regularly help children develop in play therapy.  

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Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Washington University in St. Louis

Mom’s love good for child’s brain | Washington University in St. Louis | Momfulness | Scoop.it

Mom's love good for Children's Brains

School-age children whose mothers nurtured them early in life have brains with a larger hippocampus, a key structure important to learning, memory and response to stress. 

The new research, by child psychiatrists and neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is the first to show that changes in this critical region of children’s brain anatomy are linked to a mother’s nurturing. 


Read Summary here. Read full text: Maternal support in early childhood predicts larger hippocampal volumes at school age

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The importance of maternal nurtuing has been long proven for rats and primates, and now we know that children who experience nurturing in their early years have a larger hippocampus, by 10%. This is actually a followup study on a study on depression in preschoolers when they were ages 3 to 5. Brain images of these same children were taken when they were between 7 and 10. They evaluated the degree of maternal nuturance when the children were younger and compared the results to the brain imaging. .  This  study suggests a clear link between nurturing and the size of the hippocampus. 

What's the hippocampus? One of the most important parts of the human brain especially since it sits right in the middle of our animal brain (limbic system) which is involved in managing emotion, threat detection, behavior, motivation and memory.  Amy Fuller PhD


Hat tip to Donald Cooper for posting this on the Achieve Balance Linked Group


Read Summary here. Read full text: Maternal support in early childhood predicts larger hippocampal volumes at school age

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Dr. Amy Fuller, Marriage & Family Therapist passionate about healing & empowering a fuller life through Relational, Emotional, Mental & Spiritual Health/Growth. www.AmyFullerPhd.com