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Inclusive Education

Inclusion in education refers to all students being able to access and gain equal opportunities to education and learning.

Inclusive education is the most effective way to give all pupils a fair chance to go to school, learn and develop the skills they need to thrive. It means real learning opportunities for groups who have traditionally been excluded, not only children with disabilities, but speakers of minority languages too.

Some of the benefits of inclusive practice include:

  • Teaching pupils about diversity and equality.
  • Improving, encouraging friendships between diverse children (Diversity)
  • Promoting parental confidence that their children are being accepted and can be successful in the school setting.#

An estimated 240 million children worldwide live with disabilities. Like all children, children with disabilities have ambitions and dreams for their futures. Like all children, they need quality education to develop their skills and realize their full potential.

Yet, children with disabilities are often overlooked in policymaking, limiting their access to education and their ability to participate in social, economic and political life. Worldwide, these children are among the most likely to be out of school. They face persistent barriers to education stemming from discrimination, stigma and the routine failure of decision makers to incorporate disability in school services – Source UNICEF

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Pure Kindness

Kindness is grace.

Kindness comes from the Old English word ‘kyndnes’ meaning ‘nation’ or ‘produce, increase’. The word is further derived from the Middle English word ‘kindenes’ meaning ‘noble deeds’ or ‘courtesy’. The first recorded use of the word kindness was in the 14th century.

We are humans, and therefore, we make mistakes. We can be kind in our response to ourselves and others when those mistakes occur. This means thinking before speaking, forgiving before seeking revenge, isn’t this a verse from the bible?

Kindness is — and always will be — one of the most beautiful acts for good that exists in the entire world. But remember being kind is a choice we all make as individuals.

If you are a parent you might consider teaching your baby pure kindness from an early age. Encouraging kindness in the early grades helps children increases happiness and decreases stress. 

The book Happy Hippo and Kind Goose can be a perfect tool for your kids to understand the values of being kind, having a good friendship and happiness comes as a gift.

Purchase the book from here:


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Cum să publicați o carte pentru copii – Londra

Happy Hippo și Kind Gose este cărticica pe care am publicat-o in Iulie 2021 în Londra.

Scriu această postare deoarece multe persoane m-au contactat pentru a le da câteva sfaturi, raspunde la întrebări.

Cartea mea este publicată de o editură independenta, asta înseamnă 100% drepturi de autor. Dezavantaje sunt si aici destule, dar pasiunea și scopul cărții sunt mai importante pentru mine.


Pasul 1. Ai obținut ISBN-ul cărții? Ai nevoie de câte un ISBN (cod de bare) pentru fiecare format al cărții. Hippo și Goose este în format fizic -paperback și electronic pe Amazon Kindle.

Pasul 2. Ai pdf-ul cărtii cu ilustrațiile? Daca răspunsul este DA! atunci este timpul pentru printareeeeee, si aici ai nevoie de o căutare buna pe Google. Eu îți pot da o recomandare cu prețuri foarte bune și calitate de nota 10, scrie mi aici pe e-mail http://www.moncojbooks.com

3. Ar trebui acum să ai cartea în mânuțe, fii mândră/ mândru de realizarea ta! You did it! Dar partea cea mai dificila începe acum, știi de ce?

4. Promovarea cărții, practic a muncii tale dedicate celor mai frumoase suflețele de pe acest pământ. Cartea să fie pe website, Amazon și rețele de socializare.

Pasul 5. Nu-ți pierde speranța, adu-ti aminte scopul cărții și zâmbetele inocente ale copiilor care deja ți-au deschis cartea.

Pentru mai multe detalii despre Hippo si Goose aveti link-ul de mai jos.



Amazon Kindle format aici https://www.amazon.co.uk/Happy-Hippo-Goose-Crina-Mondoc-ebook/dp/B098TKTH8W/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1380S9XB7PZJO&keywords=happy+hippo+and+kind+goose&qid=1646476411&sprefix=%2Caps%2C241&sr=8-2

Îmi puteți scrie pe moncojbooks@gmail.com

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Child neglect

If a baby is malnourished, neural cells can become weak or damaged and this can cause lowered brain function. If a child has little interaction with their caregiver, it can change how emotional and verbal pathways develop and impact their ability to learn. This may have consequences for brain functioning in later life.

Our brains develop from before birth and into adulthood

What happens in a child or young person’s life during these periods can have a significant effect on their brain development.

Positive experiences throughout childhood help to build healthy brains, while experiencing childhood trauma and abuse can harm a child’s brain development (Shonkoff et al, 2015)

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Peer pressure and influences

Peer pressure or influence is when you do something you wouldn’t otherwise do, because you want to feel integrated and accepted by your ”friends”.

 Peer influence can be positive or negative.

Some teenagers might choose to try things they usually wouldn’t be interested in, like smoking or behaving in antisocial ways.

According to Dr B. J. Casey from the Weill Medical College of Cornell University, young children are quick and accurate in making judgments and decisions on their own and in situations where they have time to think. However, when they have to make decisions, mainly they are often influenced by external factors like peers. 

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Attachment Theory

Attachment is characterized by specific behaviors in children, such as seeking proximity to the attachment figure when upset or threatened (Bowlby, 1969).

Stages of Attachment

Rudolph Schaffer and Peggy Emerson (1964) investigated if attachment develops through a series of stages, by studying 60 babies at monthly intervals for the first 18 months of life (this is known as a longitudinal study).

The children were all studied in their own home, and a regular pattern was identified in the development of attachment.

The babies were visited monthly for approximately one year, their interactions with their carers were observed, and carers were interviewed.

A diary was kept by the mother to examine the evidence for the development of attachment. Three measures were recorded:

• Stranger Anxiety – response to arrival of a stranger.

• Separation Anxiety – distress level when separated from carer, degree of comfort needed on return.

• Social Referencing – degree that child looks at carer to check how they should respond to something new (secure base).

Bowlby suggested that a child would initially form only one primary attachment (monotropy) and that the attachment figure acted as a secure base for exploring the world.

The attachment relationship acts as a prototype for all future social relationships so disrupting it can have severe consequences.

This theory also suggests that there is a critical period for developing an attachment (about 0 -5 years).

If an attachment has not developed during this period, then the child will suffer from irreversible developmental consequences, such as reduced intelligence and increased aggression.

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What is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

I work with children with learning difficulties and I can tell you it’s fun and challenging at the same time but is so rewarding.

Autism is a lifelong developmental disability that affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people is on the autism spectrum.

Autism is not an illness

Being autistic does not mean you have an illness or disease. It means your brain works differently from other people.

It’s something you’re born with or first appears when you’re very young.

If you’re autistic, you’re autistic your whole life.

Some autistic people have average or above-average intelligence.

Some autistic people have a learning disability. This means they may find it hard to look after themselves and need help with daily life.

Please note, this post it’s just a short version of it, the ASD is a very broad subject.

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Amazing announcement

My absence from the blog is very well explained and comes with a surprise.
My children’s book Happy Hippo and Kind Goose is available on kindle edition on Amazon.co.uk. Soon paperback will be available.
If you want your children, grandchildren to have a great laugh and learn about friendship, kindness, happiness, then order a copy now.

Much appreciated 🙂

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Family time

In the last year, we have spent less time with our relatives due to a global pandemic that is still affecting us.

But, some parents spent much more time with their children at home. Dealing with homework, managing behaviours, and getting to know more about their children, like-dislike and likes.

The global pandemic has allowed some people to spend more time with their children, which is a ”+” for both parties.

Spending time with family is such an important thing to do. Sure your children will appreciate it,

Do you want to know some benefits of spending quality time with your family?

  1. Increases self-esteem
  2. Strengthen family bond
  3. They feel cared for, loved, listened to
  4. Can help the child on his/her academic plan (academic performance)
  5. Reduces anxiety, worries
  6. It helps the child communicate better and be a good friend.
  7. It’s not just a plus for children but also for you as a parent. You will feel much happier, fewer worries, better communication with children for future issues, problem.

 Spend time with your family as we do not live eternal. Cherish the time you got with your family!

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Bonding and attachment in babies

The word ”attachment” describes the emotional bond between a child and their main caregiver that develops during their early years of life

When the baby is around 9 months can show you signs of emotional attachments. Bonding and attachment in very early infancy is important tfor a healthy development of baby and child, parents need to be aware of importance of interacting and communicating with their baby.

Insecurely attached babies are at greater risk of problems in emotional development, and children with very poor attachment experiences are at greatest risk of failure to thrive in early years they can develop problems like(lowered self-esteem and schooling difficulties in childhood or later in life).

Now, I wanna talk about the bond between a baby and their nanny, nursery teacher, any other person but not the PARENTS.

Imagine, you bring your child to the nursery, the child is 10 months old, the baby comes to the nursery every day from 9 am to 6 pm, now, is that child attached to the people in the nursery more than the parents?

I have experienced a case like this, the child was so attached to me that there were times when he only wanted me, of course he enjoyed his parents, but you can see on parents face the jealousy, when giving a brief feedback about the child’s day.

I am not trying to blame the parents, I am just trying to talk from my point of view, being in the position of taking care in a setting ( with joy, and care) of someone elses child for 10 hours a day, every day. PARENTS, try to understand and see the importance of your children emotional attachment, do not be jealous, at the end of the day that child is YOURS, we are just doing our job with care, joy. passion.

The bonding between the young child and their caregivers provides the experiences required to develop physically, emotionally, and cognitively. Lack of consistent and enriched experiences in early childhood can result in delays in motor, language, social, and cognitive development.

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Child development from birth to 2 years

Like I said before, all my work experience (5 years) it’s about childcare, working with teens, and social work. I love to work with children, especially to make a difference in their lives, I watch them growing and developing.

Children develop quickly in the early years, and the persons around them have to do all they can to help children have the best possible start in life.

From early on, babies produce responses – such as smiling and crying, cooing. Infants can smile and cry. Initially these are reflexes but parents typically respond as if they were intentional communications. So the infant learns the social consequences of crying and smiling.

Birth – 11 months:

  • Enjoys the company of others and seeks contact with others from birth
  • Baby can respond when talked to, for example, moves arms and legs, changes facial expressions
  • Seeks physical and emotional comfort by snuggling in to trusted adults
  • Can recognise and react to Mom’s voice for example
  • Stops and looks when hears own voice
  • Makes own sounds in response when talked to by familiar adults
  • Baby can turn head in response to sounds and sights
  • Makes movements with arms and legs which gradually become more controlled.

From 12 months to 24 months:

Between 1-2 years old, they are developing important fine motor skills and gross motor skills. Their balance, climbing, speaking and running will develop rapidly. It’s the transformation time, you will see the baby transforming from a baby to more a toddler.

1year-old will begin to try and become independent in many ways.

  • gross motor skills: Most babies take their first steps before 12 months and are walking on their own by the time they’re 14 or 15 months old.
  • Fine motor skills: By 24 months, your little one can likely drink from a cup, eat with a spoon, and help get undressed. 
  • Explores new toys and environments, but will checks in regularly with a a familiar adult as and when needed
  • Demonstrates sense of self as an individual, e.g. wants to do things independently, says ”NO” to adults.
  • Also they can have tantrums.
  • Their vocabulary will count many easy words.

Notice: Children develop at their own pace, so don’t worry if your child doesn’t do what your neighbour child does. As a parent, you know your child best.

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