Tag Archives: Secure Start

Getting ready for back to school

OK, so there is just under two weeks until the new school year and a common assertion to be heard from parents at this time is “my child is ready to go back to school”. A similar assertion is “I … Continue reading

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Oral stimulation facilitates feelings of wellbeing

This is another of my posts on the Secure Start Facebook page. Let me know what you think! From the earliest hours of life, infants experience feelings of emotional wellbeing in association with suckling. As a result, a powerful association … Continue reading

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Restoring school-time sleep-wake cycle

This is the first of a series of a short posts that I prepared for my Secure Start Facebook page. For those of you who don’t follow my page, I have included it here for you. As the return to … Continue reading

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Guess how much I love you

Guess How Much I love you, by Sam McBratney, was a favourite bedtime story for my youngest son. Such was its impact that the final line “I love you right up to the moon . . . and back” became … Continue reading

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The importance of empathy

This is a reproduction of blog post I wrote approximately two years ago, so it is buried a bit in this site. Thought I would re-post under a new title because the message has been well received and, in my … Continue reading

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Music preference and suicidal behaviour among adolescents

In my earlier post Predicting Suicide Attempts Among Adolescents I refer to a series of research papers that arose from my collaboration with Professor Graham Martin in the early 1990’s. The first paper published as a result of that collaboration … Continue reading

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Strong Foundations

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