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We talked many times about virtues of joint family. But unfortunately, our modern life style compulsions/mindsets don’t allow this.
And our compulsions result in children mental development unattended. 🙁
 
If you cannot live with family due to compulsion, at least have healthy and live social relations with neighbors and their grand-parent generation.
If you have opportunity to live with family but no living due to nuclear mindset – God bless kids. 🙁
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In a joint / larger family, there are many members to offer warm nurturing to the infant. That unfortunately, is changing.
/// The researchers found that children who received more attention and nurturing at home tended to have higher IQs. Children who were more cognitively stimulated performed better on language tasks, and those nurtured more warmly did better on memory tasks.
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Many years later, when the kids had entered their teens, the researchers took MRI images of their brains and then matched them up with the records of how warmly nurtured the children had been at both four and eight years old.
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They found a strong link between nurturing at age four and the size of the hippocampus—a part of the brain associated with memory – but found no correlation between nurturing at age eight and the hippocampus. The results demonstrated just how critically important an emotionally supportive environment is at a very young age. ///
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Research
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Baby Brains – First year

http://ngm.nationalgeographic.com/2015/01/baby-brains/bhattacharjee-text

The First Year

A baby’s brain needs love to develop. What happens in the first year is profound.

The brain begins developing in the womb and achieves dramatic levels of growth during the first few years of life. During this time positive experiences contribute to building a strong brain architectu

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GRAPHIC: LAWSON PARKER. SOURCES: CHARLES NELSON, HARVARD MEDICAL SCHOOL; PAT LEVITT, CHILDREN’S HOSPITAL, LOS ANGELES. SYNAPSE DRAWINGS BASED ON GOLGI STAIN PREPARATIONS (1939-1967) BY J. L. CONEL

 

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