Brain Insights – How to help your child’s brain develop to its full potential with Deborah McNelis. Episode 25 of The Sue Atkins Parenting Show.

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Listen to part of the fascinating Deborah McNelis interview

As an Early Brain Development Specialist and owner of Brain Insights, Founder Deborah McNelis, M.Ed is the award-winning author of the unique and beautiful Brain Development Series of pocket /purse sized brain activity packets (in English or Spanish) and Naturally Developing Young Brains. Deborah McNelis’ pioneering work to create clear understanding of the experiences children need and deserve is profiled regularly in a wide range of media platforms including radio shows, books and periodicals.

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QuestionDear Sue my son Ethan has started wanting to play with guns – he makes them out of twigs in the garden, constantly wants to play Cowboys and Indians & ‘Good Guys /Bad Guys’ – should I stop him? Rosanna Munday from California

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