Mother-to-child communication strengthens her, helps in social development – Study

Mother and Child Communication¬†: The most attachment of a child is to its mother. He is not only dependent on his mother for food (milk) but also has emotional attachment. For this reason, the child’s communication with the mother affects his mental and emotional behavior. of the University of Illinois, USA Study According to this, when the child plays with his mother, both the mother and the child are responding instinctively to each other’s signals. These positive interactions help in healthy social and emotional development of the child. In this study, it was seen that how physical and behavioral responses are coordinated during the play of mother and child. The results of this study highlight the importance of reactive dialogue. These findings can help provide insights to parents, doctors and researchers.

Lead researcher of this study Yannan Hu says that our study measures the physical and practical coordination between mothers and children in real time when they are interacting with each other.

Positive effect of dialogue and coordination
Researchers consider the interaction between mother and child and the reactions that take place during this to be beneficial for their socio-emotional development. Findings show that children and mothers who have excellent behavioral coordination. There mothers usually change physical reactions during communication. Yannan Hu says that overall when mothers and children are coordinated on a behavioral level, they work together, take turns and this has a positive effect on them. A change in the physical activity of the child also changes the physical activity of the mother.

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wireless electrode used
In this study 110 mothers and their children aged 3 to 5 years were included. Participants came to the Behavioral Laboratory of the University of Illinois for an interactive play session. During this he was asked a 3D puzzle. Mother and child worked together to solve this. Then turned to another type of toy and played for 5 minutes. During this, the researchers equipped mothers and children with wireless electrodes to measure their parasympathopathic response to high-frequency changes in their heart beats, known as RSA respiratory sinus arrhythmias. (Respiratory sinus arrhythmia).

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Indication of mother’s association with rise in RSA
Researchers say that positive changes in RSA indicate that mother and child are socially connected and integrated with each other. A decrease in RSA is usually observed when facing stress or problems.

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