If you are a parent, you probably remember the first time you held your child. From day one, parents feel the need to hold, pick up, and hug their kids as a way of showing affection.
But did you know that these actions with our kids are more than just momentary expressions of love? These positive interactions can actually create a bond with children and can influence their behavior as a result of the connection with their parents.
Why Parents Should Bond with Children From a Young Age
Are you aware that all human experiences contribute to building up or breaking down the connections in a person’s brain? For example, every time you pick up or embrace your child a bond is being formed between the two of you. The bond is created by developing and fortifying connections in the brain of your child.
As a result, it becomes more difficult for your child to disregard the morals, rules, or boundaries that you have created for your household. Every time you have a positive interaction with your child, chemicals that aid in building attachment are released in that child’s brain.
I wouldn’t say that this cancels out the need for parents to discipline their children; I believe the opposite, actually. This parent/child bond actually helps the right kind of discipline work more effectively.
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