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Secure attachment is the most essential ingredient for brain development

While young children need to be exposed to different textures, sights and sounds, the most essential ingredient for brain development is a secure attachment to loving caregivers and loving interactions with them.​

​The research tells us that the quality and stability of a child’s human relationships in the early years lay the foundation for a wide range of later developmental outcomes that really matter: ​

​increased self-confidence​

strong sense of self ​

love of learning​

knowing the difference between right and wrong​

the ability to control impulses and resolve conflicts​

the ability to have respectful and meaningful future relationships​

the ability to empathise with others 

 

Little Humans Big Feelings!

It’s never too early to teach your baby that it’s okay to express emotions.

You can help validate their communication – often crying - in a way that builds vocabulary for emotions and strengthens your bond. 

Try saying, “It seems like you’re feeling overwhelmed/powerless/frustrated”