There is new research regarding the usage of acetaminophen (Tylenol) in infants/children by a team of scientists from Harvard University and Duke University.
Please print this out, share it with friends and discuss with your Doctor, nurses, etc, especially if they are recommending it for infant/child pain. It is important that everyone know that pediatric Tylenol, according to this research, is not safe for the developing brain and may be implicated in the autism epidemic.
To read the research, go here:
Here is a sweet article of how the Reggio Emilia approach is adapted to different centers in the UK.
This has been in the news the past couple weeks. Early intervention is critical to early childhood development. After working with families in the e.i. system, I realized how much they knew in their hearts when something ‘just wasn’t right’ with their baby. Encourage parents to follow their hearts, ask questions and get second and third opinions because pediatricians are not always able to pick up abnormalities in short office visits.
We do not turn out “just fine”.
When my daughter was about 3, her great grandmother swooped her up and said playfully, “You need a good spanking.” I froze. Those were the threats I grew up with and I never wanted my daughter to hear. My voice shook. “We don’t hit in our family.” I was met with an angered stare. “Then how will she ever learn?” was her gruff response. I stood strong, took my daughter from her and said, “The only thing you learn is that its OK to be hit and its OK to hit someone else.”
Not sure it made an impact on my grandmother, but for me and my daughter it was a moment when (as my friend put it) “You blew your genetic code right out of the water.”