A child’s environment is very important in the growth of her/his physical and mental traits present at birth. Given a good environment, there is a good chance that these traits will develop to their fullest capacities. Without it, the child probably will not reach their greatest potential.
To have a chance to achieve physical potentials, a child needs plenty of good food in a well-balanced diet; restful sleep; fresh air, sunlight and vitamins. The same is true for a child’s mental capacity. A child has a chance to develop mentally with good educational opportunities combined with outside, extracurricular activities and experiences that generally cannot be experienced in school.
No matter how great a child’s inherited talents are it needs development and an opportunity to flourish and grow. Usually special lessons are needed as well as encouragement to achieve to their greatest capability. With respect to personality development, a child needs an environment in which he/she feels loved unconditionally and wanted by their parents/caregivers, friends who will give her/him a fair of who they are and opportunities to broader her/his interests. A child should have opportunities to evaluate her/him—self in an honest manner. That is, to appreciate their abilities and recognize the disabilities in a healthy, productive way.
From an environment provided by a child’s parents/caregivers in the home and in their neighborhood, a child usually will obtain the maximum benefits to their physical and mental development.