Challenge:  25 Years Before a Child's Brain is Fully Developed

Solution:  Loving, Nourishing Relationships

  1. Shocking Scans Show The Real Impact of Love on a Child’s Brain
  2. Maternal support in early childhood predicts larger, hippocampal volumes at school age:
  3. Sleep spindles in midday naps enhance learning in preschool children 
  4. Napping helps preschoolers learn
  5. Hold Onto Your Kids: Why Parents Need to Matter More than Peers

Challenge:  Safe Children's Toys

Solution:  Ascertaining Safety of Children's Toys

  1. An analysis of toys and other children's products finds low levels of dozens of industrial chemicals

Challenge:  Developing Full Potential

Solutions:

  1. Practice the TM technique as a family to maximize the opportunities for developing your child's brain: How Early Experiences Shape the Development of Executive Function, Working Paper 11, National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, Center on the Developing Child, Jack P. Shonkoff, MD,Co-Chair
  2. Sleep Improves and Structures Infant Memory