I recently asked our two daughters...adopted from overseas at 4.5 and 3.5 what their earliest memories were.
Neither had memories of their orphanages which was very interesting to me...since my earliest memory is from a day when I was three.
It's so fascinating that they have no memories until years after they came home. Like no memories.
One daughter...(not Girlie) said this..."I know I had a good childhood with you...I just don't remember it."
Keep it simple. Live life with family and a close-knit circle of friends.
I think this goes a long way in providing security for little hearts.
When they feel safe...they are able to relax. Then thrive.
And remember all the memories being created.