How to boost executive function in childrenExecutive function is not something we are born with, but rather a range of skills which we develop over time. Babies and very young children don’t have the maturity or capacity to use executive function skills until they have developed between the ages of 3-5 years. This is why so much of their behaviour is impulsive and reactive, especially in the toddler years. Although this can be frustrating for parents to manage, it’s also very normal and useful to remind ourselves that young children generally do the best they can, with what they’re capable of doing.
Tips to Encourage Toddler Talking
Learning to talk can take many hours of practice and repetition. Even from birth, babies are hard wired to seek connection. Children learn how to be social by seeing and hearing how we connect with each other, which is why spending time with our young children is so valuable.