Magda Gerber

The great tummy time debate…

The great tummy time debate…

Flat head syndrome, or plagiocephaly as the condition is medically known, occurs when a flat spot develops on the back or side of a baby's head. The condition can cause the baby's head to look mis-shapen or asymmetrical. It's a commonly held belief that flat head...

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Respectful relationships… Who’s in charge here?

Respectful relationships… Who’s in charge here?

Authentic leadership in the adult and child relationship is something that I think is probably the most difficult balance to establish. I so often come across adults who battle with the finding the sweet spot between being passive and therefore allowing the child to...

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Stop yelling! What to do instead…

Stop yelling! What to do instead…

Stop yelling. It doesn't work anyway. Peace + kindness + love will always, always win. It's our human nature by design. If we want to see a world filled with those things, we have to BECOME those things ourselves. Our children are not going to change the future story...

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Let them be little

Let them be little

I absolutely love this quote as it is such a great reminder to be present and not be restless for what is next. So much of the time I hear people say "I can't wait until......" But we also can't get that time back. Our children are in a precious and all too fleeting...

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In their own time

In their own time

Magda's wisdom on this one really says it all. We are in such a rush for the child to be at the next step, to be ready to roll, crawl, sit, walk..... Milestones....Percentiles....Coffee group comparisons...Developmental "norms" The weight of these expectations is a...

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Being the lighthouse

Being the lighthouse

The child is looking for the adult to be the lighthouse in the midst of their storm. We cannot help a child navigate their way through, and make sense of big feelings, when we are responding with our own big feelings. A little technique I find helpful to maintain my...

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Connection

Connection

Our babies arrive here from birth, hardwired for connection. Have you ever been under the intense gaze of a newborn, scanning and searching your face? Your full, focussed and complete attention during moments of care fills up the emotional fuel tank for the baby....

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Partnership

Partnership

I just love this quote and image!! Trusting in the child to take the lead, means that we become the partner and co-learner. A true partnership is two equals, working alongside one another, valuing one another for who they are and what they are capable of.  

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