I was very lucky to sample this sugar free Muesli bar recipe at a visit earlier this year. One of the families I am working was trialling a sugar and additive free diet with her son to help with his concentration at school. I am always on the look out for healthy snacks that I can eat when on the road visiting clients, and I was pleasantly surprised how easy this one was to make! Baking/cooking is definitely not one of my strengths (I once accidentally made friend rice with vanilla essence instead of soy sauce). So this recipe gets the pass, even with my abilities. Thanks so much for sharing this with us Monica 🙂
Enjoy and thanks again Monica!
I recently read the most brilliant article by Ruth Feldman (full reference at the bottom). It talked about the synchrony between a mothers rhythm and her baby’s rhythm. This early synchrony is the foundation for building the babies biological rhythms which then later influence their ability to self regulate and socialise with others. The development of shared timing was described as follows:
It is amazing to learn the impact rhythm and calming having in the early years to prepare the nervous system to cope with stress and socially later in life. Knowing that a baby’s rhythm synchronises with their mothers, highlights the importance of supporting mothers to be calm and relaxed from as early as the third trimester in pregnancy. It is also important that the mothers and fathers in our community receive support to learn how to respond to their child’s cues, so as to build on those moments of interaction. From the article I have pulled out their top 5 ways of encouraging social skills in babies aged 0 – 3 months. The article is well worth the read. Enjoy!
Feldman, R. (2007) Parent-infant synchrony and the construction of shared timing; physiological precursors, developmental outcomes, and risk conditions. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 48;3 pg 329-358.