Orbital frontal cortex health in adulthood

Childhood Development Specialist Marcy Axness, PhD, shares advice for parents on how to improve the health of your own Orbital Frontal Cortex in your brain
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Orbital frontal cortex health in adulthood

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There was an interesting finding. The attachment theorists found that children with the healthiest secure attachment, had parents who could tell a coherent narrative about their own childhood. They didn't understand that for years until we had the brain imaging technology to see that, that is the seat of our biographical memory. If you can tell a coherent narrative about your biographical childhood, as opposed to, some of these dribs and draps of the fever dreams that some people have. That is a proxy. That tells us you have a healthier OFC. Parents can always improve the health of their own OFC through mindfulness practice, through meditative practice, working on your story. In my book, before you even become parent, I have you really work on putting together your story, becoming fluent with your story. That is one way you can improve your OFC. Our OFC never stops changing. We are always -- My OFC and your OFC are linked up right now. It is always a process. It's a human process. We are designed to be connected with other humans.

Childhood Development Specialist Marcy Axness, PhD, shares advice for parents on how to improve the health of your own Orbital Frontal Cortex in your brain

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Marcy Axness, PhD

Childhood Development Specialist

Marcy Axness, PhD, is an early development specialist, popular international speaker, and author of Parenting for Peace: Raising the Next Generation of Peacemakers. She is a top blogger at Mothering.com and a member of their expert panel. Featured in several documentary films as an expert in adoption, prenatal development and Waldorf education, Dr. Axness has a private practice coaching parents-in-progress. She considers as one of her most important credentials that she raised two peacemakers to share with the world -- Ian and Eve, both in their 20s. 

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