The importance of spending quality time during early childhood

Marianne Williamson, Author & Lecturer, explains how spending quality time with your child before the age of five can be very beneficial for them
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The importance of spending quality time during early childhood

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I would say to anybody who has a child in early childhood, move whatever mountain you have to, do whatever you can to spend that time, any time you have, preferably in real play time, real bonding time, before the age of 5. In my work, I'm very into motivating, trying to inspire women to go out there, to be socially active about the planet, about the corruption of America's food supply, and inequality, high incarceration, etc., However, I always say, except those of you who have children in early childhood. You get a pass. Because we should be supporting in any way possible, on a personal level, on a business level, on a societal level, doing everything we possibly can to help those who have young children be with the young children. Everything that the parent gets in with the child before the age of 5. The parent is, in a way, almost the child's sole universe. Anything you get into a mind of a child before 5, it's there for keeps. anything you don't get into the mind of a child by 5, you're still their primary source of information, but you're no longer basically the sole source of information. It's so much harder than if as parents and a society we were just really present for this profound thing called childhood while it's happening.

Marianne Williamson, Author & Lecturer, explains how spending quality time with your child before the age of five can be very beneficial for them

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Marianne Williamson

Author & Lecturer

Marianne Williamson is an internationally acclaimed spiritual author and lecturer. Six of her ten published books have been New York Times Best Sellers. Four of these have been #1 New York Times Best Sellers. A Return to Love is considered a must-read of The New Spirituality. A paragraph from that book, beginning "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure..." is considered an anthem for a contemporary generation of seekers. Marianne's other books include The Age of MiraclesEveryday Grace, A Woman's WorthIlluminataHealing the Soul of AmericaA Course in Weight Loss, and The Gift of Change. Her newest book, The Law of Divine Compensation: On Work, Money and Miracles, was published in November 2012 by Harper Collins. She has been a popular guest on television programs such as Oprah, Larry King Live, Good Morning America and Charlie Rose. Marianne is a native of Houston, Texas. In 1989, she founded Project Angel Food, a meals-on-wheels program that serves homebound people with AIDS in the Los Angeles area. Today, Project Angel Food serves over 1,000 people daily. Marianne also founded the Department of Peace Campaign, a grass roots campaign to establish a United States Department of Peace. In December 2006, a NEWSWEEK magazine poll named Marianne Williamson one of the fifty most influential baby boomers. According to Time magazine, "Yoga, the Cabala and Marianne Williamson have been taken up by those seeking a relationship with God that is not strictly tethered to Christianity."

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