DO THE FIRST 7 YEARS OF LIFE REALLY MEAN EVERYTHING?
Having children is a full-time job. You are manufacturing the next generation, not molding them, focus on creating a joyful and loving atmosphere. Be present and nurture these new lives.
Mother’s play the most pivotal role in the first 7 years of a child’s life. In fact, the great Greek philosopher ARISTOTLE once said, “Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man.”
Studies do show the importance of the first seven years in your child developing social skills. Before the age of 3 years old, they’re already forming 1 million neural connections every minute. These links become the brain’s mapping system, formed by a combination of nature and nurture.
Mary Ainsworth conducted research known as the ‘strange situation’. She observed babies reacted when their mom left the room, as well as how they responded when she returned. Based on her observations, she concluded there are four attachment styles children can have:
- anxious – insecure
Attachment styles are set early in life and can impact a person’s relationship satisfaction in adulthood.
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