"Children’s brains are strongly affected by their environment and the people close to them. As such, connection to a parent through touch and hugging can have valuable emotional impacts, Rausch describes. One component of this is a psychological term called co-regulation, which is when one body uses mirror neurons to 'sync up' to another human's body.
'If a calm and safe adult ‘syncs up’ to a child in distress, the child's brain begins to learn how to calm down and manage emotions in a healthy way,' Rausch explains. 'But just like anything else, it takes consistent repetition of this co-regulated experience for their brain to learn how to do it independently.' "
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