Sorbo Blog

Blogging about the issues that matter to you.

Early Childhood Development and the Brain

Came across this video by Dr. Bruce Perry. Really brings home the importance of relationships in a young child’s life.

 

https://www.chicagoideas.com/videos/the-body-s-most-fascinating-organ-the-brain

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmailby feather More

Parenting an Adolescent in the 21st Century

Big shout-out to Sheetal Pallana and his team @RichardsonGMP for inviting me to speak at their downtown Calgary office. We had an almost sold-out crowd of interested parents to discuss the roller-coaster that is parenting a teenager. As expected, a popular topic was the challenge that social media poses both for teens and parents. Big take-away -stay connected to your teen.

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmailby feather More

Play and neurodevelopment: Have fun=building brain

Happy belated Easter. I hesitate to say happy spring given this very un-spring-like weather. I keep telling myself that any moisture we get at this time of the year is great for our plants and trees. It’s only somewhat successful at warding off melancholy.

In preparing for a meeting I came across this article from the Child Trauma Academy about play and brain development. The article is a wee bit dense but nice and short and super interesting. I might be biased because I think anything about play or brain development is fascinating. Anyhow, I hope you think it’s interesting too!

 

https://childtrauma.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/CuriosityPleasurePlay_Perry.pdf

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmailby feather More

Spring break!

Spring break is upon us and although it can be a great time to slow down, get away and spend some time together, for many families it’s a week of flexing work time, patching together childcare options and scrambling to keep kids busy and engaged.

Here’s an interesting article on the impact of breaks from school on mothers, in particular.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/moms-bear-the-brunt-of-spring-break-chaos-psychologist-says-1.4041469?utm_content=buffera2da4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Facebooktwittergoogle_pluspinterestlinkedinmailby feather More