Surge in Antibullying Books Reflects a Broader Cultural Alarm

by Nicholeon April 21,2013 in LearningParenthoodResearch

The title drew me in. “Publishers revel in youthful cruelty” is pretty catchy after all. I was curious why any one person or group would revel in anyone’s cruelty because likely there is a very real someone on the receiving end of it. The title, while catchy, doesn’t quite fit the bill. The article is […]

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The Impact of a Mother’s Love on Brain Size and Development

by Nicholeon March 12,2013 in Child DevelopmentHealth and WellnessLearningResearch

Lending a voice of science and research, to what mother’s already know well, is how maternal love and support impacts and effects of a child’s brain size and growth. With the size and growth of the brain’s structures relating directly to a child’s (and the adult they will become) potential for learning, as well as […]

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Research: Breast Milk Contains More Than 700 Species of Beneficial Bacteria

by Nicholeon February 07,2013 in BreastfeedingHealth and WellnessResearch

More research dollars than ever are being put toward the discovery and a better understanding of what is already well known and promoted worldwide, that Breast is Best. And that breastfed babies are healthier and more robust babies who then grow toward being healthier and more robust adults. To understand why, researchers are looking to bacteria […]

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Book Review: The Other Baby Book, A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year

by Nicholeon January 08,2013 in Baby_WearingBehind the ScenesBirthBreastfeedingChild DevelopmentHealth and WellnessMommy CareNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodResearch

Ready to get your cradle rocked? The Other Baby Books, A Natural Approach to Baby’s First Year, greets readers with this inviting question, before jumping into a wide range of family-centered topics that are delivered by the wonderfully likable voices of writers, Megan Massaro and Miriam Katz. The Other Baby Book creates a community of […]

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A Short Film: Born to Learn

by Nicholeon December 12,2012 in GrowthLearningNatural Parenting StyleResearchTravel

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=falHoOEUFz0&feature=plcp[/youtube] Private Schooling. Montessori. Waldorf. Public Schooling. No-schooling. Home Schooling. Travel Schooling. These are just a few of the many schooling options that families worldwide are exploring and flourishing within. I am typing this post from the road while my family and I are traveling in Gautemala together. Our son will be turning two years […]

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A Response to The Dangers of “Crying it Out” by Darcia Navaraez

by Jillon January 06,2012 in Baby_WearingChild DevelopmentNatural Parenting StyleResearch

“Crying it out.” Just reading the words makes me shudder. The belief that babies can be spoiled by being given too much attention and care is just plain wrong. Babies do not need to be left to their own devices in order to learn how to sleep. There is a lot of information about why […]

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Breastfeeding Brings Out the “Mama Bear” In Moms

by Bunmion December 07,2011 in BreastfeedingNatural Parenting StyleParenthoodResearch

The Daily Mail reported recently that scientists have discovered that breastfeeding mothers protect their young in a way that mirrors how grizzly bear mothers protect their cubs. Apparently, moms who nurse their babies are more fearless and maternally aggressive when it comes to looking after their young. “In what is thought to be the first […]

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