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A World of Difference!

by Deborah McNelis on May 29, 2015

MAKING A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE... NOW! I have a brain teaser for you! Why is it that we have more knowledge than ever before about what is best for a child's brain development .... and yet these are not the experiences of so many young children? 85% of the brain physically develops in the first 5 years of life. This development is primarily dependent on healthy and positive experiences to create optimal brain function, overall success, well being and happiness in life. Advances in science continually provide new research to demonstrate what growing brains need most. This information is very..

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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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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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Early Experiences

by Deborah McNelis on June 07, 2014

The experiences children receive in the early years of life are crucial to overall brain development. These early experiences have an impact on learning and well-being in life. The Brain doesn’t just magically develop on it’s own. It requires 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..

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