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How does a child's capacity to learn relate to the central debate about nature or nurture? As part of the Early Childhood Development lecture series, Dr. Patricia Kuhl talks about children's ability to learn effortlessly and the importance of social interaction in the learning process. Kuhl, professor of Speech and Hearing Sciences and co-director for the UW Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences, is internationally recognized for her research on early language and brain development. Produced May 24 2007
Mona Locke, former First Lady of the State of Washington narrates this video written and produced by Gloria DeGaetano, founder of the Parent Coaching Institute. Parents will learn ways to understand how too much media affects children's brain development and receive simple yet powerful suggestions for helping kids spend more time in play/movement activities, literacy development, and mental challenges in the 3-D world. Watch the video and be inspired by what parents say who made these easy changes! We're a stalled society—not where technology is concerned, of course. The devices continue to grow and improve. Technological society seems sound and doing well, headed for more Siri-type know-it-alls, VR, and embedded chips. But what about the people using the technology? How are we doing? Are we growing and improving as humans, alongside technology's progress? --Gloria DeGaetano, Information and Wisdom—Important Distinctions for Successful Digital-Age Parenting, Monday, October 22, 2012, http://lefttoourdevices.com/ Parents doing their best are not totally responsible for violent children. Many moms and dads are confused about the appropriate developmental needs of children. It is very, very difficult for some moms and dads to obtain and implement this critical information and more difficult even yet, to implement in daily parenting decisions. --Gloria DeGaetano, Parents are Not Always Responsible for Violent Children, Thursday, October 18, 2012, http://lefttoourdevices.com/ Recently there was an interesting dialogue in the New York Times about whether moms and dads were practicing sound parenting when they stay involved with their children's social media or were they really just "snooping?" Snooping implies covert action and hidden agendas—gutter-like behaviors loving parents avoid. Mainstream media usually serves this issue on a tidy plate as an either/or—(either you are snooping or you're not). The issue is more complex and more nuanced. Gloria DeGaetano, Message to Corporations: You Don't Own Our Children, Tuesday, July 3, 2012, http://lefttoourdevices.com/ Which Do You Believe? In 2020 the brains of multitasking teens and young adults are "wired" differently from those over age 35 and overall it yields helpful results. They do not suffer notable cognitive shortcomings as they multitask and cycle quickly through personal- and work-related tasks. Rather, they are learning more and they are more adept at finding answers to deep questions, in part because they can search effectively and access collective intelligence via the internet. In sum, the changes in learning behavior and cognition among the young generally produce positive outcomes. OR In 2020, the brains of multitasking teens and young adults are "wired" differently from those over age 35 and overall it yields baleful results. They do not retain information; they spend most of their energy sharing short social messages, being entertained, and being distracted away from deep engagement with people and knowledge. They lack deep-thinking capabilities; they lack face-to-face social skills; they depend in unhealthy ways on the internet and mobile devices to function. In sum, the changes in behavior and cognition among the young are generally negative outcomes. Read more., Gloria DeGaetano, Maintaining Our Presence in the Presence of Digital Devices, Sunday, June 3, 2012, http://lefttoourdevices.com/ Welcome to My Blog! You: A parent or grandparent worried about the children you love because the devices seem to have taken up too much space and no room for life—the life you would like for these precious children of yours. Me: Well, as a mom of kids, now thriving adults, I have been around the block more than once. I know the struggles. And I also know that our hard work and sacrifices are so worth our efforts. As a professional, I have helped thousands of parents find a clear pathway out of media/digital muddles. Since 1987 I have supported moms and dads to wisely manage the "screen machines" in their families. It brings me great joy and satisfaction to do this. Many burdens can be lifted, problems prevented, struggles streamlined, and a full life re-discovered. It's not always easy, but it's definitely possible. Read More. --Gloria DeGaetano, Wanted: Your Everyday Wisdom, Sunday, June 3, 2012, http://lefttoourdevices.com/ email@example.com http://www.gloriadegaetano.com/
RELATIONSHIPS MATTER: In this series Kadija speaks to parents and providers an understanding of how relationships with young children develop, and why these relationships are so important. Kadija utilizes the transactional model of development to support our understanding of how the child, parent and environment influence each other and ultimately child development.
Part 1 of review of key terms in developmental psychology. Pages 411-423
Watch more Newborn & Baby Development videos: http://www.howcast.com/videos/506124-16-Facts-about-Months-1-through-3-Baby-Development When parents come for their one month visit they're most interested in feeding issues. Feeding issues, peeing issues, and pooping issues are all the popular one month visit issues. So, a one month should be feeding every three to four hours during the day. In the evening a one month old might feed every three hours, but they might sleep three to five hours. If they do then you're really lucky. You don't have to wake a one month old baby up every three hours to feed any more unless your doctor tells you that your baby is not gaining enough weight and needs to be woken up every two to three hours let's say. Breast-fed babies wake more often, because they just don't get as much volume when they breast feed. Often, a baby's put on the breast, and when they hear the mom's heartbeat and they feel the mom's warmth they just fall right back to sleep. They don't finish that full feed like a bottle-fed baby might get three or four ounces before bed. Babies often cluster feed, and that's normal. So, a baby might feed every hour during the day, especially a breast-fed baby, and in the evening that baby might sleep longer. That's fine. Babies should have anywhere between three to five wet diapers a day, and poop can range. Some breast-fed babies poop with every feed, whereas some babies don't poop for five days. That's totally normal. I would say that the majority of the phone calls I get are parents worrying about a baby being constipated. There's a wide range of normal, and that's OK. At one month the baby should be regarding your face, looking at you while they're feeding. What the baby is seeing is the contrast of you against the wall behind. So, sometimes parents feel that the baby is looking past them because their vision is about 20/400. It's very out of focus. What they're looking at is a contrast of you against the wall behind them, and that's OK. Between one month and three months the baby is going to start to recognize you, regard your face, know your voice. A baby should be responding to sound of course. They still have the startle reflex, so if a loud car drives by or somebody honks a horn they'll startle. That's the Moro reflex. That's normal. Babies should be sleeping on their back. I recommend that parents rotate the baby's head from side to side. I almost make the analogy of a rotisserie chicken. You want it cooked all the way around. So with the baby's head, because we are preventing SIDS by having a baby lie on their back, we are creating a flat back of their head. That's called postural plagiocephaly. To prevent postural plagiocephaly I recommend that the parents rotate the baby's head from side to side when they put them to sleep. Then during the day time when the baby's awake you can give the baby tummy time. Parents ask how much tummy time does a baby need. There's no set menu for tummy time. Five minutes for a baby is eternity. You often put your baby on their tummy and they're supposed to lift their head up but they smush their head back down. That's fine, but you want to keep on practicing with the baby because they're sleeping on their back for so long some of their milestones are delayed, and we want them to learn to push up when they're awake. So, whenever the baby's awake you can put the baby on a firm surface like the mattress in a crib or a play mat on the floor and let the baby learn to push up and hold their head up. Babies don't need water at this age. Water starts at four months. On warm days you just have to keep your baby cool and well hydrated with formula or with breast milk. As far as smiling, smiling develops between six weeks to two and a half months. A baby will start smiling when they're happy or when they're soothed. A baby should also, between one and three months, be calmed by your voice when you come in the room and be consoled. If a baby has excessive crying where they cannot be consoled whatsoever then you should contact your physician.
Early Childhood Educators at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY discuss the child's development from birth to age 7. Please be patient with the audio at the beginning...it improves!