How and Why a Child’s Brain is Doing What It’s Supposed to Do When Confronting the Unknown

How many unknowns are there to a three-year-old? How much is new for a two-month-old or a six-year-old? Sometimes parents, caregivers, and therapists forget just how scary the unknown is for kids. And they don’t realize that the brain is designed to pause every time it hits the unknown. At times we are unnecessarily getting frustrated with children because they are pausing, freaking out, shutting down, or getting angry. But the fact is their brain is doing exactly what it was designed to do.

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