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Tweet Week for Emotional Development: Tools for Our Network

Join us in making a big noise on Twitter for healthy emotional development!

From November 26-30, ZERO TO THREE and partners will highlight the central role of healthy emotional development in the growth and wellness of babies – and the need for policies that safeguard and nurture it.

Below is a schedule of the focus for each day, as well as graphics and posts you can use to join the conversation. Use the graphics and sample tweets below to share your own posts!

Monday: Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health

• Babies who feel loved, comforted, & have the freedom to play are better able to trust, relate, communicate, & learn. www.zerotothree.org/emotionaldevelopment #EmotionalDevelopment #ThinkBabies

• There are many opportunities to promote #emotionaldevelopment in #babies, to prevent emotional disturbances from taking root, & to treat mental health problems before they can become more severe problems later. #ThinkBabies

• (Insert your answer: How does supporting early healthy #emotionaldevelopment give babies a strong start in life?) #ThinkBabies

Tuesday: Evidence-based Home Visiting

• #HomeVisiting is a proven strategy to support parents in nurturing their babies. #HomeVisitingWorks! www.zerotothree.org/emotionaldevelopment #EmotionalDevelopment #ThinkBabies

• (Insert your answer: How does supporting #HomeVisiting support babies’ healthy #emotionaldevelopment?) #ThinkBabies

Wednesday: Child Care

• Quality #childcare nurtures the healthy #emotionaldevelopment babies need for future learning & success. https://www.zerotothree.org/emotionaldevelopment #ThinkBabies

• (Insert your answer: How does supporting quality #childcare support babies’ healthy #emotionaldevelopment?) #ThinkBabies

Thursday: Paid Leave

• #PaidLeave allows time for parents to care for their babies when their babies need them most, without jeopardizing their financial stability. https://www.zerotothree.org/emotionaldevelopment #ThinkBabies

• (Insert your answer: How does supporting #paidleave support babies’ healthy #emotionaldevelopment?) #ThinkBabies

Friday: Healthy Nutrition

• Time spent feeding a baby nurtures their physical & #emotionaldevelopment. https://www.zerotothree.org/emotionaldevelopment #ThinkBabies #Nutrition

• (Insert your answer: How does supporting healthy #nutrition support babies’ healthy #emotionaldevelopment?) #ThinkBabies

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