The Crucial Importance of Families in Children's Development, with Don Power, Dec. 17, 2012

A sense of belonging, is more than social/emotional. It is not just part of our hearts but built into our brains. Babies arrive with this attachment and interaction-need already in place, literally pre-wired into the brain. Did you know that it is absolutely crucial to how the brain even develops? 80% of brain cells that each of us will ever have grow during the first two years of life. I will quote one bit of research from UCLA, "The growth of brain cells is a consequence of an infant’s interaction with the main caregivers."

Research is now proving that positive parent and child interaction is a key element in children’s early development. Like we needed science to tell us that. But it’s nice to know that we’ve been right all along that kids need the love and support of their parents for healthy development.

Mrs. A talks with guest Don Power, parent of 3 children, and editor of Sprout Insights. No, that’s not little kids, tho we often call them sprouts. Don is a social media consultant/speaker and shares from his experiences about kids and family.



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