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CRYING BABIES PUSH SAME ‘BUTTONS’ IN MOTHERS’ BRAINS NO MATTER THE CULTURE

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 14:04:44 +0000

This study analyzes videotapes of 684 mothers in 11 countries interacting with their infants, who were around 5 months old. The research found that mothers in 11 countries tend to react the same way to their crying infant—by picking up and talking to the baby—and that the way mothers respond seems to be programmed into their brain circuits. The observations ...

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Protected: Trainers Resources

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 22:49:57 +0000

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FACTS EVERY PARENT SHOULD KNOW ABOUT THEIR BABY’S BRAIN

Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:52:20 +0000

All babies are born too early If it weren’t for the size limitations of a woman’s pelvis, babies would stay developing in the womb for considerably longer, comparative biologists have suggested. Some pediatricians label a baby’s first three months of life as the “fourth trimester” of pregnancy to emphasize how needy, and yet devoid of social skills, babies are at ...

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BABIES RETAIN THEIR EARLY EXPOSURE TO FOREIGN LANGUAGES

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 13:00:40 +0000

Babies may be more language-savvy than scientists thought: A study of people who were adopted as babies suggests that infants younger than 6 months may grasp crucial abstract information about their native tongue. They seem to store this information for years even if they don’t hear their native language in the interim. In the study, published in the journal Proceedings ...

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NEWBORN BABIES ALREADY HAVE A SENSE OF HOW NUMBERS WORK

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:55:27 +0000

Newborn babies seem to have a rudimentary sense of numbers, preferring smaller numbers on the left and larger ones on the right. The finding suggests that this left-to-right mental number line might be innate for humans. We visualize most of our thoughts in space. “Anything you want to remember that has a sense of order – be it days of ...

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FOR PARENTS, INFANT MASSAGE INSTRUCTORS AND TRAINERS WITH IAIM

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:55:13 +0000

As most of you know, Infant Massage: a Handbook for Loving Parents, first published in 1979, has been released from Random House in its fourth edition. Release date was July 11, 2017. I worked on this edition for all of 2015 and off and on in 2016, with many copyedits and letters to various experts requesting permission for quotes. There ...

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DISLIKE FOR UNFAMILIAR GROUPS OF PEOPLE IS LEARNED

Tue, 22 Aug 2017 14:24:47 +0000

A new study suggests that although we are inherently drawn to familiar groups of people, having dislike for unfamiliar groups appears to be a learned behavior. “Persistent discrimination and conflict across cultures has led psychologists to question whether we are naturally inclined to like people who are similar to ourselves and to dislike those who are different, or whether we ...

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WHY SKIN-TO-SKIN CONTACT WITH INFANTS IS BETTER FOR EVERYONE

Mon, 07 Aug 2017 14:10:27 +0000

Carmela Torres was 18 when she became pregnant for the first time. It was 1987 and she and her now-husband, Pablo Hernandez, were two idealistic young Colombians born in the coastal region of Montería who moved to the capital, Bogotá, in search of freedom and a better life. When Torres told her father she was expecting, so angered was he ...

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MOTHERS’ MIGRAINE LINKED TO COLIC IN INFANTS

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 19:04:38 +0000

Researchers report that mothers with migraine are more than twice as likely as those without to have an infant with colic. “Infants that inherit migraine genes may be more sensitive to normal stimuli and express that sensitivity as colicky crying,” lead investigator Amy Gelfand, MD, a child neurologist at the University of California, San Francisco, told Medscape Medical News. “This ...

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DOES DAD TIME WITH INFANTS BOOST BABIES’ IQ?

Tue, 11 Jul 2017 16:55:00 +0000

A new study suggests that if you’re a new father, spending plenty of time with your baby could boost his or her mental development. British researchers looked at how 128 fathers interacted with their infants at 3 months of age. When the kids turned 2, the researchers measured their mental development. Infants whose fathers were more engaged and active when ...

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DAD’S INVOLVEMENT WITH BABY EARLY ON IS ASSOCIATED WITH A BOOST IN MENTAL DEVELOPMENT

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 14:40:58 +0000

Fathers who interact more with their children in their first few months of life can have a positive impact on their baby’s cognitive development. In a study, published in the Infant Mental Health Journal, researchers from Imperial College London, King’s College London and Oxford University looked at how fathers interacted with their babies at three months of age and measured ...

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PREGNANT MOTHER’S STRESS AFFECTS THE BABY

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:21:38 +0000

If a mother is stressed over a longer period of time during pregnancy, the concentration of stress hormones in amniotic fluid rises, as proven by an team of researchers from the University of Zurich. The feeling is of constantly being on edge, always having to take care of everything, not being able to find a balance. If an expectant mother ...

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Respecter
Respecter le bébé comme un individu à part entière.Respecter ses rythmes, ses petits maux, ses humeurs. Accueillir ses pleurs qui lui permettent d'exprimer ses besoins. L'instructeur (trice) respecte le savoir-faire de chaque parent (ou la personne qui prend soin de l'enfant), le soutient, le valorise et renforce ses compétences parentales.
Ecouter
"Lorsque nous écoutons nos enfants avec notre cœur, nous apprenons chaque fois ce que nous voulons savoir" Vimala McClure.
Ecouter avec le cœur signifie être véritablement intéressé, ouvert et réceptif, avec l'intention d'entendre sans imposer ni interrompre. L'instructeur (trice) écoute aussi avec son cœur les inquiétudes des parents, et leur permet de trouver ou retrouver confiance en leurs capacités de parents.
Comprendre
Comprendre que chaque enfant vit avec ses propres émotions et ressentis.

L'instructeur (trice) accompagne les parents à identifier, à travers une observation fine, tous les signes que le bébé communique. Les parents peuvent ainsi répondre plus justement à ses besoins essentiels.
Aimer
Comment exprimer son amour pour son enfant ? En le respectant tel qu'il est, en l'écoutant avec son cœur, en comprenant ce qu'il exprime. Lui parler, chanter, le regarder et le prendre contre soi pour qu'il se construise et s'épanouisse dans la sécurité et la confiance, afin qu'il devienne un être social et autonome.

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