This post goes out mostly to anyone that is pregnant, thinking of having a child or has a child or children under the age of 7. Don’t get me wrong, it is still very vital information to anyone who is reading this.
The great Greek philosopher Aristotle once said, “Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man.”
Now what exactly did he mean by that? I spoke about this on “The Home" page but would like to go more in depth now. You have probably heard that a child learns and is affected by who they are around and the environment they are in the first few years of their life. What does that mean exactly? Imagine a new born baby, so innocent and taken in by life. Everything the baby sees, hears, smells, tastes and touches is a brand new mystical experience. Welcome to the world, but the world is only occupied by the baby's immediate surroundings. In a storybook version this baby is nurtured and taken care of by the closest people to it, which is usually the babies mother and father. And the baby looks to them for everything it needs. But as we all know this is far from a perfect world and bringing a child into it is not easy. Sometimes things just don't go the way they were planned, but life was not meant to be easy. But it was not meant to be harder than it has to be either. Babies are in the lower brain states and the critical factor has not even been established yet. So the subconscious mind takes everything in, the good the bad and the nowhere in between. The subconscious does not judge or even really know what is good or bad. As it is being formed it is learning the difference, difference in that good is one way, and bad is pretty much the opposite. All this is being established by the environment and the people around the baby. If the baby is cared for and loved then life will come a lot easier and positivity will help to make the world a better place. But if the baby is neglected and raised around anger it will be harder and negativity will always make things harder then they could be.
A newborn baby is born with all the brain cells it will need in this lifetime. And these brain cells will make connections which are necessary for movement,communication and pretty much everything done in life. The brain is growing very quickly at this stage and the connections made are so so important, even crucial.
So if you have or you are going to have a baby just remember that whatever the baby sees and learns in those 1st 7 years are the blueprints that will guide him or her for the rest of their lives.