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How I Really Got Here - The February Fox
A few months ago I wrote about the Talk. Read. Sing.® program and just how important it is to a child’s development. If you need a refresher, this helpful program emphasizes a continuous dialogue between parent and child involving talking, reading, and singing. This makes it easier for parents to have access to the tools needed to help their children succeed, all suggested by First 5 California, a government sponsored program that promotes children’s early development. Back in October, I was shocked to discover that research shows that 90% of a child’s brain develops in the first five years of life. (And 82% in the first three years alone.) On the way to Fox’s doctor’s appointment last month I noticed that the bus next to us had a First 5 California banner on it, which gave me a much needed nudge to go back to the Talk. Read. Sing. page for a refresher. Like every parent, I’m constantly mulling over my decisions and wondering if I’m doing the right thing for my son. I often reflect on my own childhood and what made me successful in becoming who I am today. I like to think I’m doing well for myself over here! Caring …