Wednesday, January 18, 2012

This morning I read about a new study that suggests something wonderful - that a mother's voice has a unique ability to reduce cortisol (the stress hormone) and boost oxytocin (the 'love' hormone) when heard by her children. Tailored just for them - not anyone else. As a mother and as a daughter, I think that is so absolutely cool. That kind of connection - that it can even be.

3 comments:

Emma at The Marion House Book said...

That is very cool!

Jonathon said...

Science is just learning what I have always known!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Jonathon!!!! I am positive it works between grandmothers and grandchildren as well. My new grandson, born on December 20th, already knows his Nana's voice. Even as adults, my children seem to visibly relax when I start speaking. Love the post Cheri.

Thelma