There’s a story my dad tells all the time from when I was three years old; I had a best friend who I was talking away to, but he couldn’t yet talk back properly. I started crying because I thought my friend wasn’t speaking to me because he hated me. I also remember being in a first grade class when I was just two—all the other kids were towering over me, they were almost double my height. Those are the earliest memories I have that show me that I was a little bit special from a young age.
In the first three years of a baby’s life, they are forming over 1 million neural connections