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Expert in brain function keynotes Parent Empowerment series

Reporting by Elke Heitmeyer, FP with Patric Hedlund, TME

Mountain residents were treated to an extraordinary talk about the brain April 3 by Arlene Taylor, Ph.D.

The talk launched a four-part Parent Empowerment workshop series that runs through April (free, 10-11:30 a.m. every Tuesday) hosted at the Mountain Communities Family Resource Center conference room.

Taylor is a brain function specialist who publishes and speaks internationally. She is witty and charming, and has just returned from a lecture tour in Australia.

“We are in the Age of the Brain,” Taylor told the Parent Empowerment workshop, “and each of our brains is totally unique.” She said even identical twins are born with…(please see below to view full stories and photographs)

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Parents can help children build healthy brains, even before birth. Arlene Taylor, Ph.D. kicked off the Parent Empowerment workshop series that runs every Tuesday in April, 10-11:30 a.m. at the Family Resource Center (3015 Mt. Pinos Way).

Every thought you think changes the software structure of your brain. Parents think their children will be like them; they will not be. They are born to be different. Every brain on the planet is different. —Arlene Taylor, Ph.D.

Healthy nourishment, loving play and exercise nurture development of your child’s brain and prepare our children to learn to trust and achieve. Left: Neurons are brain cells that develop in the first three years of life.

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