Updated: Nov 5, 2021
Martin Van Buren, our country’s 8th President, was the first President born in the United States.
The human brain will triple in size in the first year of life.
There are 32 muscles in a cat’s ear.
Did you know that???
Speaking of muscles in an ear, did you know the tiny muscles in your middle ear are responsible for so much more than you realize? Balance, visual and auditory processing, regulation of emotion, and impulse control just to name a few.
When you ask your child to brush their teeth, put on their jammies, and put their toys away, do they always do all of the tasks, or just pick one or two? I know it was a struggle for my kids to do that. If they don’t do all of the tasks you ask for, it’s not because they are being defiant and want to do something else. They heard every word you said and wanted to be obedient. They just did not process everything you said.
Does your child move constantly? Does your child ask you to repeat what you just said? Does your child get upset easily and quickly? Does your child get bothered by loud noises? These are common things that our youngest population deals with. BUT, DO NOT FRET! Help is on the way! There are things we can do to enable your child to sit and pay attention, to do what you asked the first time, and to not get so upset so quickly!
The brain is truly an amazing organ! What we have learned over the course of the last twenty years about how the brain works has been remarkable, and we are learning more and more as time goes by.
Enjoy the time you have with your kids! You are doing an amazing job raising your child! It takes a village to raise kids. I had a huge village that poured into me to help me reach my potential, and for that, I am truly grateful. Thank you for checking back and allowing us to be a small part of your child’s village.
Please let me recommend a great book for those of you who are expecting a new child, or maybe you already have a little one at home. Dr. John Medina is a very engaging author and the science is fascinating! Check it out: