Playing with games a...

Some children as young as two years old can navigate their way around cel phones, laptops and ipads. Toys and games are fast going out of fashion. New millenium kids […]

Playing makes childr...

As a psychologist I am privileged to be able to spend a lot of time with children doing play therapy. This gives me a unique and special opportunity to see […]

When your child need...

For some people, the hardest part of being a parent is knowing when and how to let go. When it comes to the psychology of babies and young children, everyone […]

Does your child have...

When children are distressed, they often don’t show it and they can’t always find the words to say how they are feeling. Anxiety in children can manifest in a number […]

Weaning your baby: A...

Yesterday I had such an interesting meeting with some of my Cape Town based ‘Babies in mind’ practitioners. The topic of our discussion was weaning. We were so interested in […]

Parenting through Ad...

BY JANYS ORELOWITZ BABIES IN MIND PRACTITIONER, SPECIALISING IN ADOPTION One of the toughest problems adoptive parents face is that of talking to children about the reasons they were placed […]

Infancy – 1001...

Recently I attended a meeting at the Western Cape Association for Infant Mental health, an affiliation of the World Association for Infant Mental Health. Prof Astrid Berg, child and adolescent psychiatrist […]

Children’s Rights

Children in Mind is concerned with anything related to the mental health, behaviour and emotions of children. So we support these 10 principles of the UN Convention on the Rights […]

Infants’ Right...

The latest ‘Perspectives in Infant Mental Health’ (an online professional publication of the World Association for Infant Mental Health (WAIMH) outlines the new Declaration of the Infant’s Rights. In 2012, […]

High self-esteem or ...

Eight year old Shaun seems extremely confident and self-assured. He tells everyone that he is a genius and the cleverest boy in the country. He is desperate for approval by […]

Getting a toddler of...

Last week I received this e-mail with a query from someone who attended one of the ‘Babies in Mind’ workshops a few years ago. She has since moved to Australia, […]

What babies need fro...

I have been reading an interesting book by Graham Music called ‘Nurturing Natures. It’s about attachment, emotional and brain development and it’s well worth reading, particularly for people who work with […]