connected baby is the vision of Dr. Suzanne Zeedyk.  As a developmental psychologist and research scientist, she is fascinated by the many topics that make up the Science of Connection.  She believes that everyone deserves to share in the discoveries that scientists are making about the importance of relationships.  connected baby brings that science to life.

When she says everyone, that’s exactly who she means: mums, dads, grans, grandads, early years staff, teachers, lawyers, social workers, doctors, musicians, stroller designers, politicians and everybody else not on that list.  Human beings can’t be happy or healthy without connection to other people.  That’s how we’re biologically wired.  We can’t thrive on our own.  It matters that everybody gets a chance to understand this.

It matters because modern society is more likely to drive disconnection than connection.  Technology, time, policies, politics — they often seem to push us apart rather than bring us together.  Suzanne thinks that the more we understand about why relationships matter, the better chance we have of paying attention to the small things that make them tick.  She brought together a small team of talented folk who could find creative ways to talk about the why.

Connection to each other, connection to the earth. That’s all there is.

We're glad to be part of a worldwide community trying to create more of both.

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18 hours ago

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This weekend our team was very pleased to deliver donations to two of the youngsters who feature in our recent book Sabre Tooth Tigers & Teddy Bears. They completed the Kiltwalk last week, and we wanted to support their efforts!

If you can't see the face of the youngest one it's because he was so keen to show the photographer his achievement, as he shouted "Ten kilometres, six miles! Ten kilometres, six miles!"

They were raising money for Kanzen Karate, who have been terrific at supporting children and families' mental health throughout Lockdown, by offering free classes. We are delighted to know that's where our donation will be going.

And we're glad that Sir Tom Hunter will be doubling everyone's donation.

So that's all very good news!

Thank you to the parents of these two determined young people, who were happy to have us put their photo on social media.
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2 days ago

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Please SHARE to let others know:

This is a reminder that we are collecting photos of Separation & Reunion during Lockdown. We are grateful for all the fabulous photos we've already been sent. Photos full of emotion like this precious one....

Please send them, at the highest resolution possible, via email to: brett@connectedbaby.net.

We will respond to every person, letting you know what is next in our vision for how we might make use of them to spread a message of connection to the world. Thank you!
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4 days ago

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Saturday 11 July brings the next episode of Tigers & Teddies!! This is going to be deliciously different! Our guest is Dr. Jess Taylor, exploring the topic of Getting Rid of Jargon. She's done a lot of thinking about the problems and power of language -- which is why Suzanne Zeedyk is so excited to talk with her!

We don't know a better illustration of Dr. Taylor's reflections on this topic than this video she released in mid-May on Twitter -- at 1am, in a memorable moment of strongly-worded irritation and pride. 🙂

Saturday is gonna be great!

twitter.com/drjesstaylor/status/1261448748019957768?lang=en

Dr. Jessica Taylor on Twitter
“Sorry just gotta get this off my chest yeah I know it’s 1am t.co/5z96gxo0ZK
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