"Children are our most precious national resource; they are the living messages to a time we will not see, and new scientific advances are showing the crucial importance of the foundation years and especially the first 1001 days from conception until age 2 as a springboard for neuro-cognitive development, life-long health and well-being and socioeconomic success". National Scientific Council on the Developing Child, Harvard University.
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In 1975 Edward Tronick and colleagues first presented the 'still face' experiment to colleagues at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Tronick's 'still-face' experiment has revolutionised our understanding of children-first relationships and their critical importance to normal social and emotional development