Helping Other People Everywhere
"We ALL Benefit When ALL Children Have Well Developed Brains  
& The Life Skills To Thrive!"

February, 2013
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SOFT BLOCKS are unique interlocking blocks for children 3 & older that help foster problem solving skills and constructive building techniques.


Children instinctively respond to the soft material which also makes playing ouch-free; no need to worry about stepping or sitting on SOFT BLOCKS as they will just softly bend and squish!


Unlike hard plastic building blocks which little fingers can have a tough time snapping together and prying apart; SOFT BLOCKS fit together and come apart with



SOFT BLOCKS float, and are great for water/sensory tables and bath time too.


The simple truth is that when we strengthen families, we nurture and fulfill our children's need for trust, respect, and affection, and ultimately provide a lifelong foundation for healthy, enduring relationships. 

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Children need EVERY adult, that has an influence on their life,  to understand the basics of brain development and help them learn needed life skills. We owe every child the opportunity to develop in the most healthy ways possible.

This unique newsletter is designed to create and share a much broader awareness and understanding. It is still a minority of individuals that know the basics of how we can positively influence a maturing brain.


Through continuing to work together and sharing we can finally make this critical information common knowledge!

Because you care, I invite you to join in, benefit from and
share in this needed effort. I hope you are as enthused as I am
to make a REAL difference!


Loving Our Children!  


One of the primary reasons I started Brain Insights was to create a realization of the impact loving interaction has on the developing brain. My intent has been to help develop a greater awareness of the need for and positive effects of attachment.


Anyone that has heard me present knows how I emphasize this essential aspect of optimal brain development. As I often point out, it not only affects social/emotional development, behavior, and relationships, it also impacts cognitive development. This wonderful video clip of the still face experiment clearly illustrates the need for a secure connection.  


Through consistent and loving interactions, valuable connections are physically made in the baby's brain. The feeling of security and predictability that the child learns through these interactions leads to an emotionally healthy child ready for relationships and learning.


Recently it has become apparent that there continues to be both a lack of knowledge and understanding about the need for secure attachment, as well as confusion about what attachment is. Additionally, there are numerous children hurting and exhibiting "out of control behaviors" as a result of insecure attachment. So parents and educators are looking for help and information.  


This issue is therefore entirely focused on attachment.

It is my hope that through these resources, you will either find ways to directly help children in your life or use the information to help promote the much needed understanding. It truly makes a dramatic and long lasting difference!


Filled with hope, 



Soon there will be something new available from Brain Insights! I am SO anxious to share it with you!



H.O.P.E (Helping Other People Everywhere) 

Parents and professionals, here is your opportunity to connect with all you need or are looking for ... all in one place! Simply let me know what you find important and beneficial for others.. and we can all share!

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Creating awareness and understanding of the impact of attachment from a baby's point of view!

A baby is born with a need to be loved - and never outgrows it.
- Frank A. Clark  


Parent Ponders?

Are you a parent that wants reliable information on a topic or area of concern?    Do you want answers to questions from knowledgeable and educated professionals rather than information based on opinion or marketing?

Parent Ponder share

From: Tvo Parents

  Gordon Neufeld: The Importance of Attachment

Developmental psychologist Gordon Neufeld discusses the role attachment plays during a child's development. He sat down with host Cheryl Jackson at the KMT Child Development and Community Conference in Toronto.


Cognitive Connections?  Children need ALL adults to understand brain development

Are you looking for a conference, TV or radio show, video clip, movie or website on healthy brain development to check out or share?

Cognitive Connection Share:




is an international coalition of professionals and families dedicated to helping those with attachment difficulties by sharing our knowledge, talents and resources. 


Our vision is to be an international leader in creating public awareness and education regarding attachment and the critical role it plays in human development. We provide an annual conference, membership directory, and other benefits to our members and the public. We invite you to join us as we continue our mission to promote healthy attachment and its critical importance to human development.



Brainy Books and Blogs?   

Are you looking for a book or a valuable 
blog on brains or life skill development?

Brainy Book Share:

by Vivien Sabel

This award-winning book was published by Random House Publishers - Vermilion Imprint, home to bestsellers like The Baby Whisperer. The Blossom Method™ aims to show parents how to recognize and meet hunger, over-stimulation, under-stimulation, tiredness, discomfort and all before your baby reaches the crying stage.


Think About It....   Think about it!

Do you enjoy learning and sharing interesting brain facts?

Think About It Share:

"Touch stimulates brain growth for an infant. A brain will actually stop growing without experiencing nurturing touch."


Remarkable Research! 

Are you looking for remarkable and interesting findings in brain research?

Remarkable Research Share: 
From Science Daily

"Our study suggests that the infants are tuned to sharing attention with other humans much earlier than previously thought. This may be a vital basis for the infant's social development and learning."


Neuron News! 



Attachment is the deep connection established between a child and caregiver that profoundly affects your child's development and ability to express emotions and develop relationships. If you are the parent of a child with an attachment disorder, you may be exhausted from trying to connect with your child. A child with insecure attachment or an attachment disorder lacks the skills for building meaningful relationships. However, with these tools, and a healthy dose of effort, patience, and love, it is possible repair attachment challenges. 
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Brain Briggles are great fun to share!

"Brain Briggle" 
"Having a baby dragged me, kicking and screaming,
from the world of self-absorption."    ~ Paul Reiser

Sincere appreciation for contributing to making a positive impact through ALL the ways you invest in children,

Deborah McNelis
Founder, Brain Insights,LLC