About Us

We Have Been Successful in Increasing the Understanding of Early Brain Development Since 2008

Deborah McNelis, BrainInsights Owner


Brain Insights For Parents: Helping your child's early brain development makes life easier for everybody. We give you ideas about how to play and interact with your children while you are completing your everyday tasks...it just makes life better!

Brain Insights For Professionals: You will profit from the attention you will gain through using brain packets as an extremely unique way to promote your business, organization or agency while making a positive impact.

Brain Insights For Early and Parent Educators: You can enhance your school or program success. Easily share brain development insights with parents to achieve exceptional parental involvement or host a workshop or staff training.

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Fortunate children have their early years filled with loving interactions, lots of play, movement, good nutrition, adequate sleep and valuable nature experiences. This combination makes their young brains stronger, balanced, creative, healthier and smarter. But how to do this is not yet common knowledge.Brain Insights is working with others like you around the world to change this.


Founder Deborah McNelis, M.Ed

An early brain development specialist passionately empowering parents with critical information, while sensitive to information overload and busy schedules. She is the award-winning author of the unique and beautiful Brain Development Series of pocket /purse sized brain activity packets and Naturally Developing Young Brains. McNelis' pioneering work to create clear understanding of the experiences children need and deserve is profiled regularly in a wide range of media platforms including radio shows, books and periodicals.

Deborah is committed to supporting collaborations among human development professionals and corporations in addition to working with parents. She is the author of the "Creating Great Connections" newsletter. She also collaborates with Redleaf Press to publish brain development packets for early childhood educators. Her resume of presentations for professional conferences includes: The National Association for the Education of Young Children, The National Family Literacy Conference, The International Nanny Conference, Parenting 2.0 International Summits and keynotes for The Poverty Conference at the Medical College of WI. and The Helen Bader Foundation. She also conducts corporate workshops with clients ranging from Kohl’s to Kimberly Clark.


Typical existing users of Brain Insights Activity Packets are:

    Parents, Grandparents, Social Service Professionals, Educators, Medical Professionals, Business Executives,Community Leaders, Students, Agency Directors, Adoption Agencies, Early Childhood Centers, Foster Parent Services, Family Resource Centers, Home Visiting Programs, Nature Centers, Children's Museums, etc.


    Among others, Brain Insights is endorsed by these experts:

    • Michele Borba, Ed.D., authour The Big Book of Parenting Solutions and parenting expert on TheTodayShow
    • Raffie cavoukian, Singer, Author and Founder of Center For Child Honouring
    • Dr. Lynne Kenney, Pediatric Psychologist and author of, The Family Coach Method
    • Wendy Young, Child and Family Therapist and Founder of Kidlutions(tm) Preferred Product Awards
    • Sue Atkins, International parenting expert, speaker, broadcaster & bestselling author of Raising Happy Children for Dummies & The Parenting Made Easy App
    • Lauren Zimet, M.S., CCC/SLP is a speech, language and early communication specialist and founder of The Healthy Foundations Program


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