The quality of the first 1000 days of a child's life will determine the quality of the next 32,000 days. That first thousand days are a window of opportunity for a child, for a family, and for a country. What are the consequences of neglecting the first 1000 days? A New Zealand perspective. Are Finland and Holland doing a better job? "Money invested in an infant will generate a happier, healthier and longer life. A dollar spent in early childhood saves around $17 of later government spend. We have to invest in parenting... whatever it takes to purify a pregnancy, generate attachment, bonding and brain growth, and create a happy, healthy child with aspirations. Let's spend our money on parenting, not on prisons." Watch the video here.