Brain Awareness Week provides the VERY needed opportunity to focus on all that is possible for ALL children! 

Envision a world filled with happy children who are eager to learn, are healthy, feel confident in their abilities, have well developed language, strong math and reading skills, are creative and curious, get along with other children, are physically fit and active, and are self disciplined. Picture all of these children developing into adults in the community, contributing their skills and abilities.

Due to a wealth of research we are extremely fortunate to have the knowledge of all that contributes to making this dream possible. Ongoing scientific evidence continues to demonstrate that through meeting a child’s needs for nutrition, sleep, safety, play, time outdoors, and loving experiences a child’s brain will have the chance to develop optimally.

The sad news is all children don’t have the opportunities for experiences that create the 
likelihood of this vision. Too many of our young children are exposed to multiple risk factors that can affect the development of the brain in unhealthy ways. Risk factors may be inadequate nutrition, neglect, chaotic environments, exposure to environmental toxins, lack of time in nature, trauma and abuse, great amounts of screen time, a focus on academics too early, limited predictability from caregivers, high levels of stress, and lack of quality of daily care.

All of these influences can contribute to a brain being “wired” in a way that leads to physical, emotional and learning problems. The brains of young children learn very early how to adapt or survive in the environment to which they are exposed.

It is time to ensure that everyone understands the positive impact this knowledge can have. We also need to make sure everyone knows how dangerous it is for us to continue to ignore this information. 

Children will benefit most if everyone is involved in first creating an awareness and then invest in implementing change. Making this happen must take place at an individual level, in families, in childcare facilities and schools, through business and community organizations and in local and state government.

If we want success for our children it is up to us, the adults in their lives, to become aware of where change is needed and then work together to continue doing all we can to see improvements take place. For this vision to happen for all children, it is up to us to develop strategies to eliminate the detrimental effects on young children, and provide all that young growing brains need ….and deserve!
For information on how you can easily create further awareness get involved in the BRAIN Initiative. This is an initiative I started in January to make a real difference simply through sharing information with those who care!

In addition to creating awareness, is thrilling to realize that thousands of families and professionals are now using the brain development activity packets to provide positive daily experiences! 

To make it possible for additional programs, agencies, companies, schools, hospitals, to distribute these.... I am offering a special BRAIN AWARENESS WEEK discount TODAY!!  Use promo code: NEW for 20% your total order!

I love the ease of your ideas. Brain Development Activity Packets are unique, special, meaningful, and simple for busy and caring parents. Using proven research based on science, these are a glorious and effective way to help children have a strong, healthy and positive start.
                 Michele Borba, Ed.D., author The Big Book of Parenting Solutions

Happy Brain Awareness Week! 

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