Parents ask : “How can I raise a happy, healthy child? What is paramount to secure my child’s total healthy development?“
The answer is … love is all you need. While the infant brain is fast developing, it is being nourished by the love, bonding and attachment that infants first receive from their parents. These positive interactions will sustain healthy emotional growth which affects the child in all areas of their development.
As a parent, grandparent, and preschool director I have seen that more time spent with the same caregiver actually enhances a child’s secure attachments, especially if the child isn’t experiencing strong bonds within the home. Overall, strong bonds between children and adult caregivers provide the safety and confidence needed for healthy development and overall academic success.
Create memories that you can share with your child that will be cherished over their lifetime .
YOU’VE GOT THIS!
Have Daily Uninterrupted Interaction - Designate time (15 minutes or longer) for your eyes and ears to be completely focused on your child each day. Don’t use technology, videos, or cell phones to occupy the time. See and hear your child’s need for a hug, story, song, or just simple playtime for the two of you. Even if things get busy, just focus on spending at least 15 minutes together...preferably more!
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