Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Love your childred, it is good for their brains

New study confirms that mom's love good for child's brain starts with:

The new research, by child psychiatrists and neuroscientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, is the first to show that changes in this critical region of children's brain anatomy are linked to a mother's nurturing.

Their research is published online in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition.

"This study validates something that seems to be intuitive, which is just how important nurturing parents are to creating adaptive human beings," says first author Joan L. Luby, MD. "I think the public health implications suggest that we should pay more attention to parents' nurturing, and we should do what we can as a society to foster these skills because clearly nurturing has a very, very big impact on later development."

I think this re-inforces how important it is for children to be raised by a stay-at-home parent. 


Ross Mountney said...

I love this! I've been checking out other blogs after home schooling our two children in the UK and now writing to help and support other home educating parents. I think you're so right. Wonderful to have what you intuitively know as a parent endorsed!

Henry Cate said...

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