I always felt love is number one because it creates stable, loving, caring, and smarter children. Love is so important that years ago, Doctors discovered that withholding love and touch from babies caused the babies to not thrive as well as the babies that received love and touch. Read this great Article about how important it is for a mother and child to bond. It actually creates a more intelligent child and an adult with a kinder heart. I recall years ago reading about the orphanages in Russia and China that withheld love from the babies and those children failed to thrive. There has been countless studies on the affects of love and touch so what I am saying is not new. It is just a reminder of how important love is.
Here is the quote from the above article;
Previous animal research showed that early maternal support has a positive effect on a young rat’s hippocampal growth, production of brain cells and ability to deal with stress. Studies in human children, on the other hand, found a connection between early social experiences and the volume of the amygdala, which helps regulate the processing and memory of emotional reactions. Numerous studies also have found that children raised in a nurturing environment typically do better in school and are more emotionally developed than their non-nurtured peers.
Brain images have now revealed that a mother’s love physically affects the volume of her child’s hippocampus. In the study, children of nurturing mothers had hippocampal volumes 10 percent larger than children whose mothers were not as nurturing. Research has suggested a link between a larger hippocampus and better memory“
Love helps in healing a wounded soul. Healing your soul brings you happiness and peace. I say just spread the love and give hugs daily. To all my Angels out there, I send you hugs and love. ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ always; (DRL)