Crying Babies

In case you were wondering…

Science Daily (Oct. 27, 2006) — Parents should listen to their instincts and pick up their newborn babies when they cry, Queensland University of Technology researcher Professor Karen Thorpe said. […] Professor Thorpe said in the first three month’s of a baby’s life, having responsive parents was very important to the child’s emotional and neurological development.

The expert literature attests that this is but one aspect of responsive parenting which is a key to child establishing secure attachments and future mental health and well-being. Of course, one wonders how all this might map onto adult-adult relations.

And so for day 762

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