The Primal Wound: Understanding the Impact of adoption on child development

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The Primal Wound: Understanding the Impact of adoption on child development

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As parents, understanding the intricacies of early childhood brain development is crucial for nurturing a child’s neurological well-being.

Dr. Laura touches upon the effects of chronic stress on brain development in children. And explores the potential impact of experiences in the womb and early childhood, especially in the context of adoption.

The transition from the womb to the external world is a momentous event that has profound implications for an infant’s neurological development. Dr. Laura discusses how this transition can trigger fear paralysis and heightened alertness in infants, potentially leading to negative impacts on their neurological development. Understanding and addressing the sensitivity of this transition is crucial for supporting a child’s healthy neurological development.

Early experiences play a pivotal role in shaping a child’s brain wiring. Dr. Laura emphasizes the importance of early interventions and understanding the developmental sensitivity of infants. By integrating healthcare and early interventions, it is possible to bring calmness to infants and positively impact their neuroplasticity, laying the foundation for healthy brain development.

By understanding the impact of early experiences, addressing behavioral patterns, and providing targeted interventions, parents and professionals can play a pivotal role in nurturing a child’s healthy neurological development. With a deeper understanding of the nuances of early brain wiring, we can empower ourselves to create environments that support the optimal development of the next generation.

In this episode, we cover:

  • Impact of the environment inside the womb
  • Pruning of inefficient neurological connections before and after birth
  • “Primal wound” in adopted children
  • Importance of transparency and understanding of early experiences to address potential emotional trauma
  • Role of eye movements in affecting brain function
  • Impact of prenatal experiences and adoption on neurological development
  • Potential attention and behavioral challenges in children due to chronic stress

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More about Connect My Brain:

Why is this happening to my kid and what can I do about it? If you are the parent of a developmentally delayed child then you’ve probably asked this question more than once. That’s where I come in! I’m Dr. Laura Hanson and I specialize in identifying the “why” and telling you the “what.” Join me every Thursday for a deeper look at how our brains are wired and how to get the most out of your mind. Are you looking to break negative patterns, overcome mood disorders, or optimize your potential? Maybe your child struggles with ADHD, OCD or other learning difficulties. Tune in to Connect My Brain, where I explain concepts like biofeedback and neurofeedback, brainwave frequencies, and much more. Let me help you change your life by changing your mind! Contact me HERE.


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