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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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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