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Positive Parenting Begins with You
Many parents believe that infants need only food, warmth and regular medical care. Other common misconceptions include: talking to newborns is of no use because they don’t understand the speech yet; they can be left alone in a room when safely wrapped in beshik (Uzbek traditional cradle); a baby should be left alone when it cries so that it learns to comfort itself; adults can talk about any subject in any tone with the baby in the same room; reading books to a child is not important for a child at this age; and parents can be absorbed in their mobile phones when feeding or laying the baby down for a nap.
Early childhood development is the process of forming the abilities to see, hear, speak, move, think and solve problems. Almost all children develop similar capabilities, but development happens at different speeds depending on their genetic
Early childhood is considered the most important stage of human development. It is a period of big possibilities and challenges. The period between conception and 3 years of age is critical for brain growth and future
Data demonstrate that in 12 of the 29 countries of Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States, almost half of the children are at risk of not achieving their full potential because of stunting or poverty (UNICEF, 2011). An estimated 5.9 million children under 5 years of age — 26 per cent of children in this age group — are at risk of not reaching their full potential (UNICEF, 2013). This region of the world has the largest number of children under 3 years of age living in boarding schools. Institutionalization has a negative effect on children’s growth and development, as even the best childcare institutions cannot provide the consistent
During the first years of life, children learn at much faster rates compared to other periods. Children’s brain process huge amounts of new information at high speeds. In order to make the most of this time, besides medical
With this information in mind, take a look at the children in your life. Their future depends on your attention and care. It may take a village to raise a child, but the work begins with you.