The Committed Parent
Three Primary Parenting Practices
In the last 10 years advances in neuroscience research
and brain imaging technology have created a
renaissance in our understanding of how parent-child
interactions shape and mold the structures in children's
developing brains. And not just the brain is affected.
Children's hearts, hollow organs, and their immune
systems are also significantly impacted throughout their
whole lifespan by what takes place from the second
trimester of pregnancy through the first three years. This
is not the parenting information your own parents
received from Dr. Spock or Penelope Leach or Berry
Brazelton. This is new and surprising - the difference
that can make all the difference.
Wading through the nonstop flow of new information, as
well as from ongoing research still in progress,
researchers have identified many remarkable findings
that appear to generalize across all the world’s cultures.
From this Everest-sized collection of data, it turns out
that three things in study after study continue to show
up as essential for parents to practice. Doing so will
establish mutually-nurturing, supportive relationships
over the long haul for raising happy, healthy children
who will live long, productive, satisfying lives.
To read about the first essential finding, click on this link:
Employing social neuroscience to help parents raise kids we can live with and are crazy about ~