Changing Brains: child development DVD giveaway

**WINNER: #3, congrats Katy (again!) Winner has been emailed and has 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. Thanks to all who entered and thanks again to Changing Brains!**

The Brain Development Lab at the University of Oregon is led by Dr. Helen J. Neville. She is one of the world’s leading experts in brain development and neuroplasticity and recently made a DVD (Changing Brains) of the latest evidence-based research in brain development for people that care for children.

What makes this DVD different from other child development videos? First, every statement is supported by evidence from credible scientific studies. Second, there are 9 segments specific to different brain systems that affect human behavior and cognition. The idea is that every aspect of development of the brain is shaped by experience (the environment). Being a science/research nerd AND a new mom, I couldn’t wait to watch this.

*Motor skills
*Emotions and learning

*There’s a section at the end of the DVD that lists references for the studies they cite… very cool.

What makes this a great DVD for all parents is that it explains the importance of each of these systems and tells you HOW and WHEN experience shapes that specific system. It told me what’s “normal” for a child and what signs to look for to know when something isn’t right…. for example, if a child doesn’t have perfect vision, they’d never know it because they’ve never been able to see the world any differently. So you need to look for cues that they aren’t seeing correctly because it’s imperative you catch it early on. Same with hearing, etc. Every mama wants to do the best for their baby and this DVD helped me become more confident in my parenting abilities!

Lucky for everyone, you can watch this DVD for free on their website: Changing Brains

If you’d like a hard copy of this DVD, you can buy one for $9.95 and all proceeds go to future production, low-cost distribution and translation into other languages.

Or WIN here! One reader is going to win their own copy of this Changing Brains DVD.

Mandatory first entry: Leave a comment telling me which section of the Changing Brains DVD (listed above) you’re most interested in learning about.

Extra Entries: Please leave a separate comment for each additional entry.

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1 entry – tweet about this giveaway: “I want to learn about my baby’s brain development. Win the Changing Brains DVD from @babydickey!”  (can tweet once a day)
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2 entries (leave 2 separate comments) – put my blog button on your site
3 entries (leave 3 separate comments) – blog about this giveaway, leave a link to it
1 entry – enter any of my other current giveaways (one entry per giveaway)

**Giveaway ends March 16th 2010, at 11:59 pm CST. will be used to choose the winner who will have 48 hours to respond to my email before a new winner is chosen. Good luck!**

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