Learning begins at the moment of birth. This is the first experience that will literally shape how a child’s brain grows and develops. The objective of most parents is to raise healthy, intelligent, and successful children. Day-to-day experiences play a major role in shaping a child’s development.. The development of a child is influenced by the environment in which they live, and experiences they have. The very first years of a child’s life set the foundation for intellectual growth into adolescence and adulthood. The role of the parent is critical during this time as a parent is the child’s first teacher. A parent’s overall outlook and attitude toward academics are detrimental to the child’s own outlook and attitude. A child will only learn to focus and take education seriously if they are taught to do this during the first years.