Hi all....I've just found GransNet this morning and thought I'd post something in the learning forum. I've just started training as a Music Therapist and, despite being quite "ancient" am learning fast and coping well so far (touch wood). I've now got to find a Mum who would be prepared to work with me on Infant Observations which will underpin my understanding of so much of what I'm learning about in terms of the development of the "self" etc. I wondered if any of you may have daughters or other prospective Mums in your families who may be interested in finding out more about this and being my observed family. I live in Plymouth in Devon and am prepared to travel about an hour in any direction to work with my family. All this is managed legally through my University (at Newport in Wales) and I have just got my CRB check through so it's all carefully controlled. The observations are never disclosed to others and all data/examples/case notes are anonymised so the family are always protected at all times. Apparently those families who have done this for other therapists in training have found it a very positive experience. Maybe some of you have some experience of things like this? I'd love to hear from anyone who does as it's all a bit new as you can imagine!
I'm a gran of 4 and a mum of 3 so have plenty of my own experience to draw upon. However, my experiences of being a Mum/Gran have been anything but "Normal" over the years. Will be good to be able to share other things on this and the other GransNet forums.
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