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Messing with a Young Child’s Head can Affect the Physical Attributes of the Brain
Summary: Young children are extremely impressionable, especially when it comes to their developing brain. If they are surrounded by positive people and situations, their brain will experience strong development.
As common sense tells us, positive interactions between young children and those around them builds the architecture of the developing brain. This means that the more positive situations the child is put in, the stronger his or her brain will be as they grow older.
The video we have embedded in this post is quite telling. It should be watched by everyone, but especially those who are caring for young children.
When adults surround young children with positive situations, the mental functions and overall health of the children will be stronger than those who are surrounded with negative situations.
One of the most important topics discussed in this video, which lasts less than five minutes, is that of toxic stress. Young children should never be subjected to toxic stress, no matter the situation in which they live. Toxic stress includes abuse and neglect, especially when he or she does not receive positive support from anyone else in their life.
A child’s brain that has suffered toxic stress can be repaired later in life, but it will be costly and come with a lot of heartache. It is easier to develop the brain of the child with positive thoughts and situations early in life because it is easier to do and is cheaper at the same time, as described in the video.Science Tells Us What Messing with a Child's Head Does to Them by Jim Vassallo