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Reading Feelings: Emotional Development and Literacy

Author: Mary Ann HOODSenior Lecturer, Yew Chung College of Early Childhood Education A baby’s emotional development can be supported through reading even before birth.  Yes, you read correctly.  An unborn baby can already hear sounds from around 20 weeks and they can hear the soothing sounds of the voice of someone reading to them, even …

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Cultivating Parents’ Empathy and Compassion; Supporting Children’s Social and Emotional Competence – Public Talk

Our previous public talk was very well received. Thank you once again for your support! May we give you a Christmas present in return, and that will be the last public talk this year. The JC Bright Start project will launch the fourth Public Talk to talk about social emotional learning of infants and toddlers. …

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Be Glad to be a Dad

Be Glad to be a Dad I am the dad and breadwinner and work long hours out of the house – who then should make the child-rearing decisions in our family? A: Parenting is a package deal and should be an equal partnership. Open communication about each parent’s decisions, viewpoints, and actions regarding all aspects …

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Be Glad to be a Dad

Author: Mel WAGENAAREducational psychologist, Teacher and Mother, South Africa  Grab at being a dad – this is not a supporting role or for Father’s Day only! A dad isn’t just a background figure. He should also not be the sole voice of authority or used as a bogeyman threat for non-compliance. Conversely, dads ought not to …

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