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Holiday Shopping Fun with Kids

by Deborah McNelis on December 08, 2015

I know holiday shopping with me can be frustrating and difficult at times. I really don’t want to be a problem when you take me a long. I realize you have a lot to do and you want me to be good so you can get it all done, but, my brain doesn’t always allow me to be perfect. I do like when you take me with you because my brain is curious and I get to see new things. I also love being with you! So here are some ideas I have so we can have a good time together!..

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Early Experiences Wire a Brain

by Deborah McNelis on March 09, 2015

Early Experiences Wire a Brain   The experiences children receive in the early years of life are crucial to overall brain development. The Brain doesn’t just magically develop on it’s own. It needs experiences to make this happen. When a child has an experience, actual connections are formed between brain cells. The brain cells are dependent on experience to create these connections! All of these connections physically grow, organize and develop the brain. Genetics certainly plays a large role in laying out a plan for development. However, it is primarily the early experiences that largely determine the basic strength and..

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Inquiring Minds Want to Know!

by Deborah McNelis on January 14, 2015

What Has the Most Critical Impact on a Developing Brain?   A question that has been asked of me several times is whether I think there is one aspect of early brain development that I feel is most critical for Brain Insights to place an emphasis. When considering this, the area that immediately comes to mind is the understanding of the significance of secure attachment. This is not the only area that is important and I will address this, but the first and primary need of a baby is to establish a trust in someone that aids in survival. The..

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Heartfelt Baby Wish

by Deborah McNelis on January 01, 2015

A Heartfelt Request "Now that I am here it is my wish that every adult that will have an influence on my life fully realizes all that positively impacts my brain development in the early months and years of my life! I sincerely hope that every adult already knows and understands that providing loving, safe, healthy, predictable, nurturing, and stimulating environments affects the way in which my brain will physically wire and grow. Experiences of consistent loving relationships, lots of play and movement, security, healthy nutrition, time in nature, lack of chaos, and respect for me as someone very special..

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Kids & Holiday Shopping!

by Deborah McNelis on December 04, 2014

COMMENTS FROM YOUR CHILD ABOUT HOLIDAY SHOPPING! I know holiday shopping with me can be frustrating and difficult at times. I really don’t want to be a problem when you take me along. I realize you have a lot to do and you want me to be good so you can get it all done, but, my brain doesn’t always allow me to be perfect. I do like when you take me with you because my brain is curious and I get to see new things. I also love being with you!   So here are some ideas I have so..

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5 Simple Happy Family Brain Tips

by Deborah McNelis on November 05, 2014

Relieve your Mind with 5 Simple Brainy Tips to Reduce Stress and Bring More Smiles!                                                                                            Want days that are happier and smoother? Keeping your child’s brain in mind can help to make a very positive difference. Easily meeting a few of the needs of the brain contributes greatly to more smiles in your day. When provided with what the brain needs, children are likely to be more content and are ready to move, play, learn and simply have a better day…and of course you will also!      Creating better behavior and more smiles! Food plays a vital role in how..

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