To help build a better future, start by simply bonding with a child. Why? This video from Harvard University’s Center on the Developing Child addresses basic concepts of early childhood development—particularly from birth to five years—as a foundation for a prosperous and sustainable society.
Drawing from decades of neuroscience and behavioral research, Harvard’s Jack P. Schonkoff, M.D., demonstrates how building healthy relationships with children helps lay the groundwork for future success in school, and later in the workplace and community.
We agree. The Kaleidoscope Project is providing guidance to Wake County places and spaces for building healthy relationships. The benefits of positive relationship building are clear. Read on for a few of our best practices to help parents and caregivers create healthy, warm, and trusting relationships:
According to the Harvard video (and in our research as well), a child’s emotional well-being and social competence is key for future successes in life. By laying a strong foundation for emerging cognitive abilities through healthy relationship building, we are helping to shape better members of society for generations to come.