SHAPING BABIES MIND
Shaping babies mind is an exert from my next book in progress, The HUMAN GARAGE.VOLUME 1,c THE MIND
At the time of writing this my niece is 11 days old.Looking at her reminds me how we start as a ball of cells and grow and grow.In the first month of her life she will form trillions of brain connections.Every second about one thousand new connections form.By the time she is 3, her little head will be three times heavier.
She has a basic genetic blueprint from my brother Jez and Sara.However a combination of this and her experiences will be shaping babies mind.Strongly stimulated connections grow in complexity and unused ones get pruned away. Neuroplasticity is all about, use it or lose it.
What Skyla eats and hears and touches and feels, will form the neural networks for health,intelligence,social skills and language.
Baby Skyla will hear all sorts of languages, then select the most often heard, then communicate in this way, pruning away all unused languages.
This is when my younger brother will curl up his toes,so Jez, make a brew. I used to play magic lifts with him, when he was tiny and we would go to different lands and see imaginary places and people. Imagination is so strong when you are young and healthy. Wonder if he will do this with his daughter.
With my older very patient and adorable brother Rich,I tested the patience of a saint.Wchen I was a little kid, I always wanted to swim all the time, and he took me roller skating and trolley racing. So I wore my swim wear and goggles and float to all the boys activities. I also sat in puddles and filled up sinks full of water.Yes he loved taking me out to play with the boys gang, NOT!!!My imagination at under 5 years old enabled me to enjoy activities in my own strange way and feel happy.I guess I haven’t changed ………….
John Medina in his book brain rules for babies wrote; ’’Greatest paediatric brain boosting technology in the world is probably a cardboard box, a fresh box of crayons and a couple of hours.’’
Pay attention to baby. Speak a lot directly to it with colourful fresh inspiring vocabulary. Communicate with touch, facial expressions and body language, as language is not there to start with and baby associates with body language. Your body language heartfelt responses to babies needs and calls, sculpture intellectual and emotional stability in the child.
Get in the right state of mind as best you can around baby as they are acutely sensitive to your mood/energy. Practice my mind techniques, especially breath and heart before handling the little one, as it can be exhausting and frustrating at times, and you will transmit this strongly.
If you practice energy healing or massage baby will love that. Reiki is great. My cats love their daily Reiki, quieter than the kids’ response, just a lot more fur everywhere.
SHAPING BABIES MIND