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  • Four Findings About Brain Development Every Parent Should Know

    Did you know that a child’s brain is most flexible during the first five years of life?
Four Findings About Brain Development Every Parent Should Know
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    Experts say that 90% of a child’s brain is developed by the age of 5, making the first five years of life a crucial period in providing them the best support possible.

    Here are four neuroscience findings every parent should know, as well as ways on how they can help enhance a child’s brain development throughout early childhood, especially during the first five years:

    1. Repetitive and constant experiences raise a smart kid

    Repetition and constant experiences help children practice and master a skill while exhibiting speed and mental capabilities that are advanced for their age.

    • Encourage kids to do simple tasks such as getting dressed, putting on shoes, brushing teeth, and handwashing. Repetition and being intentional will help them build confidence as they become smart and sharp.

    • Let kids run around and allow them to be independent. It is important to foster kids’ growth and development with interactive fun experiences to give them a good foundation that allows them to be ahead of their peers.

    • Let them speak up and express themselves so that they can become articulate. The experiences and stimulation provided by parents to their children set the stage for emotional and cognitive development.

      Parents may also foster a child’s development with nature. Provide hands-on experience by letting them play with toys. Doing so encourages sensory development through seeing and touching things around them.

    2. Positive experiences and relationships bring out the best in kids

    According to a Harvard study, “Children who develop warm, positive relationships with their kindergarten teachers are more excited about learning, more positive about coming to school, more self-confident, and achieve more in class.”

    • Positive experiences go a long way, so try to avoid stressful situations. Sometimes, this is easier said than done. For example: When little ones feel frustrated and upset and have a meltdown, parents can help them to learn to calm themselves by making them feel safe and help them find a quiet space to regain composure. Remember that sometimes, what starts as a stressful situation can turn into a positive experience in which a child can learn lessons that last a lifetime.

    • Parents are not perfect. They might break or miss a step in the process of developing an emotional connection with their child, but this can be transformed into a positive experience for the child.

    • The process of “putting things right” may strengthen the relationship between a parent and their child, helping them become trusting and resilient. For example, parents who are feeling cranky because of work might find themselves yelling at their child for a slight mistake, like spilling milk. A situation like this can be mended by telling the child: “I am so sorry I yelled at you. You tried getting a drink by yourself, right?” With this, they’ll be able to adapt to similar situations and turn them into positive ones.

    3. Proper nutrition is crucial for better brain function

    During childhood, lack of nutrition can impact the learning process of a child. It may result in them being less interested in learning.

    A child’s brain makes more than 1 million neural connections every second. The brain is busy forming connections that allow brain cells to communicate with one another. The faster these connections happen, the better it is for long-term brain growth and development.

    Children need the right nutrients that help support this critical brain process. Without proper nutrition, physical growth and maturation can also be affected negatively. Without it, it is even possible that children may not be able to think properly.

    4. Phospholipids are key nutrients to help develop a healthy brain

    Phospholipids are critical fats — also known as “intelligent fats” — in the brain. Certain phospholipids play an essential role in myelination while supporting brain connections critical for learning and development.

    Along with proper diet and exercise, a growing-up milk tailored for a child’s age can help provide the important nutrients crucial for brain development — like Promil Gold® Four, for children ages 3 and up. Promil Gold® Four contains ALPHA-LIPIDS, DHA, AA, choline, lutein, zinc, and iron.

    Hopefully, these neuroscience findings can help parents be more informed and feel at ease when it comes to their child’s brain development during their early years.

    Parents must remember, too, that they and their care are what their child needs to help them advance, grow, and stay ahead of their peers.

    A child’s brain is most flexible during the first five years of life, making it the perfect time to invest in the best nutrition, education, and activities to keep them ahead.

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