Many parents worry about handling their children’s teenage years. But as Saustin Mfune reports, the first few years of a child’s life might be more pivotal.
Neuroscientists that tell us that when a child is born, comes with a lifetime supply of about a hundred billion neurons. At birth, the brain of a child weighs about 333 grams, and by age two it triples to 999 grams and by age three weighs 1,400. Now, if a child is born with a lifetime supply of neurons then what makes their brain grow? The synopsis, when a child is born, it is born with 2,500 synopsis but by age three they multiply to fifteen thousand per neuron and what makes these synopsis to multiply? We are told that it is the environment of the child, cognitive stimuli – that is reading books, playing with things which develop their mind. The brain only grows 100 grams from age three to twenty and you are going to find that the brain grows the most from zero to three, second by conception to birth and then lastly, 100 grams from three to twenty, but many times we focus on teenagers – forgetting that the most important period is from pregnancy to age three, from there the brain doesn’t grow much – it is important to focus on children, that is why Ellen White says, the foundation of the child is led in the first three years of a child’s life, Child Guidance, pages 183 to 185, focus on your children, birth to three years old.