Experiences in the early childhood years can shape emotional and mental wellness later in life. Good nutrition, a safe environment, and warm, supportive interactions with parents and caregivers help to lay the foundation for healthy development. Ongoing or cumulative adverse experiences can cause developmental delays and prevent emotional and behavioral wellness. The article from Child Trends outlines important points that caregivers of young children, which includes any adult who regularly spends time with a child, should be aware of during interactions with young children.
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