Monday, June 6, 2022
Parents' unpredictable behavior may impair optimal brain circuit formation Disrupted development increases vulnerability to mental illness, substance abuse
Researchers are conducting pioneering research into the concept that unpredictable parental behaviors, together with unpredictable environment, such as lack of routines and frequent disasters, disrupt optimal emotional brain circuit development in children, increasing their vulnerability to mental illness and substance abuse.
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Children do will with predictability. It makes them feel secure. Predictability and security contribute to the development of what is called a "secure" attachment style as compared to an "anxious," "avoidant," or "disorganized" attachment style.
Children learn early in their development whether people mean what they say and say what they mean. when there are contradictions between what people say and do it contributes to what is called "mystification" and is the opposite of "validation."