Parents may often feel like they are not “on the same wavelength” as their kids. But it turns out that, at least for babies, their brainwaves literally sync with their moms when they are learning from them about their social environment.
Long-term effects of institutional rearing, foster care, and brain activity on memory and executive functioning
Researchers report children who experience deprivation early in life have impaired memory and executive function between the ages of 8 and 16 compared to peers who were placed in quality foster homes.
In a study of identical twins, the child who experienced harsher behavior and less parental warmth was more aggressive, and exhibited more callous-unemotional traits.