In the first year of life, the baby’s brain grew from 400 grams to nearly 1000 grams. Although the development of the brain is controlled by genes on the one hand, the important factors that really affect the development of the brain depend on emotional interaction, which is related to parents. “After birth, the human cerebral cortex increases by about 70% in addition to innate DNA, which is directly affected by early environmental and social experiences of infants,” says Dr. Schur, Ph.D., of Psychology and Biobehaviour, University of California Medical School.
According to this theory, if parents are unable to provide a rich environment for growth in the first two years of life, it may lead to lifelong emotional problems. The environment here refers to an environment in which children can learn, develop their intelligence and experience emotions and pleasant experiences in an open environment. These are the cornerstones of building sound emotions.
New Idea 1: Feeling is Better than Thinking
The emotional qualities between you and your baby help stimulate the development of the baby’s brain, sound emotional ability and intelligence. In the past, many experts have focused on the development of cognitive ability in the rearing of infants, resulting in some courses to promote the development of infant brain. Many parents believe that since a little stimulation can help the development of the baby’s brain, the more stimulation the better. So when parents play with their children, they should also use teaching materials or intelligent toys carefully.
Experts have something to say
Allowing children to recognize words, numbers, colors and shapes noisily will force them to use a lower level of thinking process rather than develop their learning ability. Experts suggest that parents should focus on building their children’s emotional abilities.
Children’s psychologists believe that “emotional ability is not only the cornerstone of the future development of intimacy and trust, but also the basis of intelligence and many cognitive abilities. Emotional competence plays a leading role in children’s different development stages, followed by learning and cognitive skills. Even mathematical ability, which seems to have nothing to do with individuals on the surface, is an area of absolute cognitive skills. In fact, it is also learned through emotion.
For example,’a lot’, for a two-year-old, means very little more than he expected, but only less than he wanted. So the question now is not, “Which toys or books should I choose to make my children smarter?” Instead, “How can I interact with my child to stimulate his enthusiasm and curiosity about the world in which he lives?”
What do parents do?
Parents should remember one thing: “The most important thing is the development of children’s emotional ability”. Focusing on children’s emotional development, it’s like training a good baseball team, and the coach is “emotional”. Because emotional ability tells the child what he wants to do – move his arm, make a sound, smile or frown, and see how the whole mental team works together. This not only gives you a better understanding of how to establish emotional ties with your child, but also makes you more sensitive to other problems of your child, such as leg muscle development, hearing problems.
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Page 1: Feeling is better than thinking
Page 2: Babies aren’t just crying “animals”
Page 3: The Emotional System of Love
Page 4: Helping Children Dissolve Shame