Professor Narvaez encourages parents to be responsive to their child’s needs – to hold, touch and rock them as much as they want, knowing it is good for them. “What parents do in those early months and years are really affecting the way the brain is going to grow the rest of their lives,” she says. “(Children) grow better that way. And keep them calm, because all sorts of systems are establishing the way they are going to work. “If you let them cry a lot, those systems are going to be easily triggered into stress,” she adds.
via Facebook http://ift.tt/2nriWYM If you’ve ever been accused of spoiling your baby with cuddles when they cry, prepare to fist pump, because new research confirms your instincts are correct! Baby cries for a reason Research led by Notre Dame psychologist Darcia Narvaez has found children will grow into