• 21st Century with David Coleman – 4th TV series starts this week

    Posted on February 4, 2014 by in News Updates

    David Coleman






    GETTING children from birth to the school-gate is a major achievement, says psychologist David Coleman in the fourth series of his TV show, 21st Century Child, which begins on RTÉ One on Thursday. RTÉ began documenting the lives of a group of children in 2007 to tell the story of the modern Irish family and its issues. Series four drops into the families’ lives in 2012 and 2013, capturing “the anticipation and trepidation as our children ready themselves for the biggest single change to happen in their young lives since birth” — namely school. Coleman says that more than 80% of a child’s brain has developed by the age of five, their values are set and so is their emotional stability. “In the first three years of life, children learn the essence of trust, which forms the basis of attachment. A securely attached child can rely on Mum and Dad to be available to meet their needs. They’re confident enough to go out and explore the world.”

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