At this stage, your child's brain is fast growing and everything he experiences, makes an impact on his present as contributes to the foundation of his future. Your child’s first three years are a window of opportunity for you to make sure your child has the strongest possible foundation for success.
What you need to know
As a parent, you want the best for your child, the best health, the best schools, and above all, the best possible future. While you may not be able to provide your child with everything, you can give your child the most important gift a parent can give, a home environment which will enable your child to reach their full potential.
What you need to do
It is easy for you to feel discouraged when you consider the numerous influences, many of which are beyond your control, that affect your children. As a child grows older, it sometimes seems as though television, radio, and friends have more control than you over their behavior.
But there is good news on child development; study after study reveals the remarkable power of positive parenting and a supportive home environment. While science cannot completely explain the complex ways in which your child’s genes interact with their environment to steer their development, it is consistently shows that parenting is one of the most powerful environmental influences on both well being and future outcomes.