Contexts for Young Child Flourishing: Evolution, Family, and Society

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Human beings have the most immature newborn and longest maturational schedule of any animal. Only 25% of the adult brain size is developed at full-term birth, and most of the brain's size and volume is co-constructed by caregivers in the first years of life. As a result, early life experience has long-term effects on physiological and psychological wellbeing. Contexts for Young Child Flourishing uses an evolutionary systems framing to address the conditions and contexts for child development and thriving. Contributors ...

Contexts for Young Child Flourishing: Evolution, Family, and Society 2016, Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN-13: 9780190237790

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