Wednesday, 28 May 2014

CMC programme at HIPPY, Henderson

On Tuesday I presented the Children Massaging Children (CMC) programme to HIPPY, Henderson branch.

The response of mums and children was excellent. It was a real pleasure to listen to the mum's comments regarding secure attachment and it's connection with sensory stimulation.It allowed them to understand what bonding with a child 
is all about

Even though it was a short time that I spent with the students, I got the feeling that CMC would fit very well into what HIPPY is doing - helping children, young people and families to flourish.

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Anna Public Speaking

One of the objectives of Anna’s internship was to practice public speaking.

At the finish of her internship, she took the opportunity to deliver a lecture on Child Development at the YMCA in Mt. Albert, Auckland. This is a serious task and demonstrated much that Anna had learned during her stay in Auckland. 
The audience was not big, but very demanding, and included a member of the board of trustees of Child connection Trust, Christine Clark, teacher and author.

Anna was excellently prepared.  After 15 weeks of internship in our organisation, Anna was well versed on the topic of “why secure attachment is number one for children’s upbringing”.

 The practical demonstration also went perfectly. We all wish Anna to continue her training in public speaking

Thursday, 8 May 2014

Parenting Skills

It was great meeting with Stephanie and Ladies from her group at the Mahurangi Presbyterian Church in Wa rkworth. Our friendship and trust had been growing since our last meeting, and this time Anna was given a real baby to play with on her knee. Sharing practical information between mums really impressed our Swedish student. Her conclusion was " You can be really relaxed and play freely with your baby - no stress". We are sure these parenting tips can be helpful for Anna in the future. We feel it is just the beginning of our friendship and mutual sharing.