‘All babies should receive consistent loving care’; a common sense statement few would disagree with.

‘All babies should receive consistent loving care’; a common sense statement few would disagree with.

There is a huge body of research that confirms that children flourish when they feel secure, when they are responded to sensitively, when they are talked with, and encouraged to develop their skills and explore their environment. The early months of life, from conception to age three, are when the infant brain is developing at…

New Lamps for Old …

New Lamps for Old …

Currently 1 in 10 young people suffers a mental health problem. There is a significant and growing bank of evidence indicating that mental health is determined by early life experience in ‘conversation’ with our genes – as research cited on the www.whattaboutthechildren.org.uk site testifies. At the same time, the dull, unexciting and ‘dowdy old lamps’…