Keeping the Baby in Mind

By Baby in Mind | The official magazine of Baby in Mind, Australia's largest infant mental health promotion charity

Over 50 Years Of Research Confirm The Damage Spanking Has On Children

Spanking has been the topic of debate for decades, and now, we may have the answers that can put that debate to rest.As a kid, I was a bit of a …

Parenting

Why we need each other — the power of shared experience

Why we need each other — the power of shared experience<p>By Sophie Scott<p>What is it about seeing someone as authentic and vulnerable that is so …

Psychology

It's Hard for Them, Too

By onApril 10, 2016 in Babies, Motherhood, Parenting, Toddlers<p><i>It had been a long night and I was so close to being on the other side of it. Then</i> …

Parenting

The New Science of Mother-Baby Bonding

Groundbreaking new parenting research shows that a strong emotional attachment between a mother and her baby may help prevent diseases, boost …

To The Mom On The Brink Of Breaking Down, You Need To Try This.

One of the most overwhelming things about becoming a new parent is the overload of parenting advice out there. Out of the hundreds of thousands of …

Parenting

Why Women need a Tribe

Female friendships are just a hop to our sisterhood, and sisterhood can be a very powerful force – Jane Fonda<p>In ancient times women shared a lot more …

Touch and Human Development

Course overview <b><br>Touch and Human Development.</b><p>In this module, we will<p>explore how parent-infant touch relates to early human development;<p>examine some of …

Children’s books for supporting very early mental health and well-being.

Parenting

Four Books That Help Explain Babies

The saying that ‘all babies are different’ has become a bit of a cliché, though there is a truth to it and it does explain – at least in part – why …

Babies

Mindful Parenting - How You Can Help Your Kids Thrive

Ask any parent what they want for their kids and in the top 3 responses, if not at the very top, will be “happiness”.<p>Different parents will use …

Children wreck your sleep - and the other parenting truths you don't need a study to tell you

It’s official: having children has an adverse effect on the amount of sleep a woman gets. How do we know this? Not, as you might think, from collectively clocking up years of poor sleep, dating back to the origins of childbirth. No. We know it because a new study has declared it to be so. …

The Secret Every New Mom Should Remember

A newborn's cry is unmistakable.<p>The hearty, bleating squawk of a tiny human being announcing his or her arrival is a sound that etches itself into the cellular memory of a parent. My youngest has a cry that is 13 months older than his first heartbreaking shrills once were, and yet...<p>When you peeked …

Through a newborn's senses

Spoiler: ‘Having it All’ Sucks

One day I cracked. I was sitting in a tangle of quilts, surrounded by two weeks worth of unfolded laundry, halfway through an article profiling …

This Is What Happens to Your Brain When You Look at Your Baby

New research shows mothers' brains produce more happiness hormones when watching their own babies.<p>When you look at your beautiful new baby, you probably feel those warm and fuzzy feelings that you just don't get when you see your friend's adorable newborn. New research suggests the happy-hormone …

6 easy ways to support your child's mental health

Even the small things can make a big difference<p>Children's mental health in Britain is seeing a steady decline, with the latest statistics showing …

The things I will miss when my kids grow up

A while back, I wrote an article about the things I WON’T miss about my kids when they grow up. It was filled with the mundane stuff, like changing …

An Exploration of the Human Brain: Charlie Rose

Tonight, we continue on our exploration of the human brain with the look at the relationship between childhood adversity and the developing brain. …

Babies learn mental resiliency through love

WAUSAU - Baby squeals and grunts rang in the Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum's main gallery before a chorus of "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" sung by …

Parenting

Why we need to deal with the uncomfortable issue of children’s mental health

<b>Warning:</b> This article discuses death, suicide, violence and child abuse.<p>This year, in Australia, an estimated 315 babies and pre-schoolers will be …

Parents Say They Value Kindness, But Kids Are Getting the Opposite Message

Here’s how you can make sure you’re truly modeling the behavior you want to see.<p>Leading child development experts, such as those at the Making Caring …

Noni Hazlehurst, AM, on the work of Baby in Mind

<i>For twenty-four years as a Playschool presenter, I worked to support child-development in the pre-school years. I am still a passionate advocate for</i> …

Parenting

Watch a 20-week baby in utero with new groundbreaking technology

London, England, Feb 8, 2017 / 04:35 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- When the fetal ultrasound gained popularity in the 1970s, it was hailed as a “window to the …

Parenting

Babies Who Receive More Affection Become Happier, Healthier Adults; Study Finds

<b>NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)</b> — A soothing study is giving moms and dads a reason to hug their children a little bit more.<p>Researchers said paying more …

If you live your life without mental health issues, science says you’re the weird one

Everyone gets the flu, chicken pox, and a broken bone or two by the time they hit 40, and if you don’t you’re in a very small minority that somehow …

Early Signs of Anxiety and Depression Could Be Detected in Children Straight From Birth

Although symptoms of anxiety and depression have the potential to materialize in kids as young as 2, a new study reveals that these early signs could be detected in newborns. Factors such as genetics, environment, and experiences all have an influence on a person's likelihood of exhibiting signs of …

Depression

Preschoolers' Personality Traits May Be 'Contagious' Among Peers

The way kids' personalities develop may have more to do with their peers than their parents, according to a new study.<p>My 3-year-old is stubborn like I am; she's also very sweet and lovable like my husband. But now, new research out of Michigan State University and published online in the <i>Journal of</i> …