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Tips & tricks for parents to make the most out of every moment.

Attaching and bonding to your kids is vital for their survival and development. Attachment starts as baby enters the world. When baby cries or is hungry and is comforted, bonding and attachment are taking place. Baby learns to trust that his primary caregiver will meet his needs. A mutual bond begins to form between baby and caregiver and this will carry on as baby develops. In some instances, like adoption, bonding and attachment might not form until the child has gone through several stages of development. With appropriate therapy and parenting techniques, kids who have been adopted later in life can still flourish and grow into successful adults. It is never too late to attach and bond with your kids! Here is a list of age appropriate ways to attach and bond with your kids birth to age five:

Play comes naturally to most kids. Whether your kids play with toys or household items, they love to use their imagination. Sometimes as parents we have a hard time encouraging our kids to use their imagination because we are so busy with our jobs or parenting. When kids are encouraged to use their imagination, they use more vocabulary and critical thinking skills. They might vocalize their emotions and feelings towards something while they are playing. This is a huge part of their brain development they need to become successful adults. Listed below are a few ways you can encourage your kids to use their imagination and foster a love for play!

It is never too early to start teaching good character to your kids. Believe it or not you can start teaching good character to your kids when they are babies and toddlers. The first step to teaching good character is by modeling it yourself. 

Babies/Toddlers (1-3 years)

 

 At Before5, we are passionate about helping you understand how your child grows and develops – especially in the first five years, which is when the really important learning happens.

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