I remember a friend posting on his Facebook status that he wished there was a book that would help him understand women. I commented that even being a woman did not mean that I understood many! We are a unique breed of person.
Our bodies are not constant or steady; we live with a roller coaster ride of hormones and therefore thoughts, feelings, emotions, etc. coursing through our bodies every month-every week, really. From the time we are three months old, hormones begin flooding and retreating in a constant cycle.
“[…] if in the name of free will-and political correctness-we try to deny the influence of biology on the brain, we begin fighting with our own nature” (p. 36).
“little girls will go after the face until they get a response” (p. 50).
“female offspring are highly affected by how calm and nurturing their mothers are” (p. 59).
“A parent’s or caregiver’s tone of voice, touch, and words help organize an infant’s brain and influence a child’s version of reality” (p. 75).
They work hard all day, and then get home to their children. It adds even more stress to have to wonder if the time they spend with their children is quality, enough quantity, or calm and nurturing rather than frazzled and disconnected. Every choice we make as a mother in regards to what environment we set up for our children to live in has an effect on their growth and development.
Clearly, girls need their mothers in a very focused way. I would say boys do as well.
Women are chemically wired to NEED to be near their children when their hormone levels fluctuate after giving birth. This is the case up until menopause.
Enjoy your time at home!