Neglect in children is when they don't get what the brain is supposed to get. Children need back and forth interaction such as reading, conversations, even rolling a ball back and forth. When a baby is not attended to, stress systems become activated and keeps the brain from getting what it needs for successful architecture. Children are more likely to be neglected than any other kind of maltreatment. Neglecting young children is neglecting the foundations of the next generation.
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