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Never Ignore Roots : Pregnancy, Mother’s attitude and Child Development Impact

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Recently, due to some family emergency, I visited near by hospital. There, I saw expectant mothers waiting for their sonography round! While waiting, all of them were engaged in super critical talk on whatsapp! 🙁

Yes, it may be difficult to spend time but then who stops mothers to divert mind in productive activities like reading Ramayana to the child? If not that, why not learn knitting or other activities related to child?

Child neglect starts very early in life. All in the womb! Modern mothers have hardly any time left to think about the womb. Talk with the child. Conversations! Instead of talking with child in womb, she is driven by entertainment! TV to whatsapp and whatsapp to HotStar! As if, chatting on whatsapp is more important than talking with kid!

No Garbha Sanskar music or seminar or super food will help if you can’t connect and communicate with your kid inside!!

I have written in past, how neglect will cause damage to brain. Read them here:

Never compromise motherhood! Be with your child!

Your Child Demands Yashoda Care : Neuroscience of parenting

Now, read this latest research


Research


Mothers who ‘connect’ with their baby during pregnancy are more likely to interact in a more positive way with their infant after it is born, according to a study carried out at the University of Cambridge. Interaction is important for helping infants learn and develop.

Researchers at the Centre for Family Research carried out a meta-analysis, reviewing all published studies in the field, in an attempt to demonstrate conclusively whether there was a link with the way parents think about their child during pregnancy and their behaviour towards them postnatally.

The results of their work, which draws data from 14 studies involving 1,862 mothers and fathers, are published in the journal Developmental Review.

Studies included in the meta-analysis examined parents’ thoughts and feelings about their child during pregnancy through interviews and questionnaires. For example, in interviews expectant parents were considered to have a ‘balanced’ representation of their child if they showed positive anticipation of their relationship with the child or showed ‘mind-mindedness’ – a propensity to see their child as an individual, with its own thoughts and feelings. This was contrasted by parents who had a ‘distorted’ representation of their child, with a narrow, idealised description of their child, and incomplete or inconsistent descriptions of them.

Once the child had been born, researchers in these studies would observe the interactions between parent and child. One measure they were looking for was ‘sensitivity’ – the ability to notice, interpret and respond in a  timely and appropriate manner to children’s signals, for example if the baby was upset.

Combining the results from all 14 studies, the Cambridge team showed a modest association between positive thoughts and feelings about the infant during pregnancy and later interaction with the infant, but only in mothers.

“Studies have shown that parent-child interaction is crucial for a child’s development and learning, so we wanted to understand if there were prenatal signs that might predict a parent’s behaviour,” says Dr Sarah Foley, the study’s first author, who carried out the research as part of her PhD.

“Although we found a relationship between a mother’s attitude towards her baby during pregnancy and her later interactions, this link was only modest. This suggests it is likely to be a part of the jigsaw, rather than the whole story.”

Research has also shown that increased awareness of the baby during pregnancy is associated with healthy behaviours during pregnancy, such as giving up smoking or attending antenatal appointments.

While more work is needed to determine what form such interventions might take, options might include the midwife encouraging the mother to think about what her baby may be like, or asking the mother to imagine activities they think she and her baby might like to do together.

“This is a relatively new area of research, but could have important implications for children’s development,” adds Dr Foley. “We need more research in this area, but hope it will inform new interventions that could help new mothers engage more with their children.”

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/news/mothers-attitude-towards-baby-during-pregnancy-may-have-implications-for-childs-development

 

Parenting barometer: Are you ecologically sensitive parent?

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Parenting barometer

ZERO Score: When your kid spend more time in front of screens (Mobile/Tablet/TV/Laptop) than in front of green.

ZERO Score: When your kid knows Chota Bheem more than a street dog’s daily fun tricks.

ZERO Score: When your kid demand biscuit and chocolate and packaged wafers more often than food prepared by mother or grand mother.

So, how many zeroes did you get? 🙂 Get well soon. There is never late in changing bad practices.

All living organisms except humans play their critical role in ecology. It is just we who act as arrogantly moronic consumers who knows only how to consume and never ever play active role as part of ecology.

What do we deserve? A kick on the ass and face in the mud? Well, we deserve worse than a kick and a spoiled face.

Do you grow your kids as ecologically sensitive citizens or help them become partners in crime? Does your kid bow to the mother earth daily with highest reverence? Does your kid feed Gau and other animals before taking meal? Does your kid plant a tree every year?

Well, they don’t do all of this because parents are arrogant and selfish humans who never act as part of ecology. Unfortunate kids who grow in artificial toxic selfish urban homes under the patronage of selfish helpless ignorant parents.

Child Development in City invites future mental disorders

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I have hypothesis or say interpretation about Sita’s Agni Pariksha followed by transfer to Vashishtha Rishi’s ashram. To me, this was well-planned decision. Sita living in hermitage, in forest, giving birth to Luv and Kush, is perfect plan to me.

Child development in forest, with all sort of mother nature’s immune and intellect boosters.

Similarly, birth of Shri Krishna was in highly urbanized Mathura and grooming of Avtar is not possible in urban place. So? Arrangements were made so that Krishna can be groomed in natural environment, in vicinity of cows. Nanda’s home was perfect for it.

Key takeaways
  • Adult men who had grown up in the country with pets had a healthier immune response to stress than those who grew up pet-free in the city, a new study shows.
  • The study is the first in humans to suggest the ‘hygiene hypothesis’ applies to mental health too.
  • Exposure to beneficial microorganisms in childhood may lead to better mental health in adulthood.

No ancient Gurukul(s) were established in cities. All of them in jungle. We are known as अरण्य संस्कृति. I have written in past that Gau-shala was inseparable part of gurukul institution. All students had primary responsibility to offer seva at Gurukul’s gau shala.

In short, from birth to end of Brahmcharya (Age 0 to age 25), it was essential for child to live in natural forest like environment with constant touch with animals and trees.

Now, read this research. They talk about pets. Dogs and cats. But cats and dogs have their own issues (and diseases). The perfect synergy is with cows.


Research


How growing up with pets, dust may boost mental health

Children raised in a rural environment, surrounded by animals and bacteria-laden dust, grow up to have more stress-resilient immune systems and might be at lower risk of mental illness than pet-free city dwellers, according to new research published this week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS).

The study, co-authored by researchers from the University of Ulm in Germany and CU Boulder, adds to mounting evidence supporting the “hygiene hypothesis,” which posits that overly sterile environments can breed health problems.

Key takeaways
  • Adult men who had grown up in the country with pets had a healthier immune response to stress than those who grew up pet-free in the city, a new study shows.
  • The study is the first in humans to suggest the ‘hygiene hypothesis’ applies to mental health too.
  • Exposure to beneficial microorganisms in childhood may lead to better mental health in adulthood.

The research also suggests that raising kids around pets might be good for mental health—for reasons people might not expect.

Ref: https://www.colorado.edu/today/2018/04/30/how-growing-pets-dust-may-boost-mental-health

Pregnancy and Parenting

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गर्भे षष्ठे मासे बुद्धि |
Ideally, the intellect comes at 6th month of gestation. When all ideal conditions are provided to mother.

When child comes to the world, it expects same womb like feeling. Instead of giving it all comforts it has in mother’s womb, we bombard selfie camera flash, noise and unnecessary touch!

Maintain sacredness between child and mother. Leave them alone for first 3-4 months. No relatives, no noise, no touching! Womb-like! Mother-child!

Story does not end when the child is delivered. We just switch the womb. In not so ideal conditions, like most of us are in, बुध्धि comes much later in life. This world,the macro-womb, helps us to gain level-headedness essential for self-realization.

Unfortunately, we lack द्रष्टि to realize mother’s womb. And fail to learn from all her vital hints. Instead, we perform suicidal acts and invite premature death. And the cycle goes on forever…the birth and death cycle…

There is nothing called ‘wasted life’. Just a wasted cycle.

We all are in the womb. Nurturing lives. Here and thereafter.

Environment, Not Genes: Effect of Early childhood on Adult Genes variations

EarlyLife

It is after modern science dogma of gene-driven life, we Indians started ignoring real factors affecting our life. All factors summarize as one word “Environment”.

Early life experiences influence DNA in the adult brain

 

Modern education is designed to inject ideas and philosophy of church. So superficial that we start ignoring impact of environment on our self.

Very popular Chanalya’s verse suggest how environment during childhood plays critical role in adult life.

लालयेत् पंचवर्षाणि दशवर्षाणि ताडयेत्। प्राप्ते तु षोडशे वर्षे पुत्रं मित्रवदाचरेत्॥

पुत्र का पांच वर्ष तक लालन करे । दस वर्ष तक ताड़न करे । सोलहवां वर्ष लग जाने पर उसके साथ मित्र के समान व्यवहार करना चाहिए ।

First 5 years at home. Next 10 years in resident school. 16+ in society where he or she will have to face the संसार!

Why? Because first 5 years (in fact first 6 years, before conception to age 5) is the time when maximum neuronal networks are developed. In next 10 years, there will be many associations made among neurons. All based on your experience and environment!

“We are taught that our DNA is something stable and unchanging which makes us who we are, but in reality it’s much more dynamic,” says Rusty Gage, a professor in Salk’s Laboratory of Genetics. “It turns out there are genes in your cells that are capable of copying themselves and moving around, which means that, in some ways, your DNA does change.”

What type of resident school?

A place full of trees and water bodies! Best in the laps of mother nature, on the banks of flowing river, surrounded by sacred grove! It is this time of the life which will help build best possible body and mind!

Not only this, we also believe in Sanskar(s). Mental environment and cure. We all take birth with past life’s karma storage and mental tendencies. Sanskar(s) help to purify child.

Here are the old notes on impact of terrain and region on intellect:

Importance of Sanskar

Prana-Apana , Grains and Sanskar

हनुमान तत्व & ब्रह्मचर्याश्रम

GEOGRAPHY and Cognitive Development link

Wetland , Intellectuals, Brahmi

Now, read this latest research and get rid of modern fake dogma of gene-driven life. It is always environment-driven life.


Research


Early life experiences influence DNA in the adult brain

www.salk.edu/news-release/early-developmental-experiences-influence-dna-in-the-adult-brain/

For at least a decade, scientists have known that most cells in the mammalian brain undergo changes to their DNA that make each neuron, for example, slightly different from its neighbor. Some of these changes are caused by “jumping” genes—officially known as long interspersed nuclear elements (LINEs)—that move from one spot in the genome to another. In 2005, the Gage lab discovered that a jumping gene called L1, which was already known to copy and paste itself into new places in the genome, could jump in developing neuronal brain cells.

The team had hypothesized that such changes create potentially helpful diversity among brain cells, fine-tuning function, but might also contribute to neuropsychiatric conditions.

“While we’ve known for a while that cells can acquire changes to their DNA, it’s been speculated that maybe it’s not a random process,” says Tracy Bedrosian, a former Salk research associate and first author of the study. “Maybe there are factors in the brain or in the environment that cause changes to happen more or less frequently.”

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