Many people are well aware of the fact that a simple smile can help to brighten someone’s day, but did you know that it can help to make your baby feel safe and secure? As a matter of fact, statistics demonstrate that smiling can help to boost your child’s brain development process as well. In this post, we’ll take a look at some of the reasons why you should smile more often around your child.
The Effects That Smiling Has On Children
Due to the fact that babies tend to be extremely adorable, most of us can’t help but to smile at them. As a matter of fact, we have such a profound love for babies in general, that it isn’t uncommon for people and even strangers try and get a child to smile back. But nonetheless, studies suggest that the whole concept of smiling at your baby should be done more frequently due to the fact that it:
* Helps children to feel more safe and secure within their environment.
* Plays a pivotal role when it comes to helping your baby to develop as well as to learn about the world in general.
* Is an essential aspect of developing and nurturing a bond between you and the baby.
In general, children have the ability to read faces and use the facial expressions that they see as a guide to their own world. For example, whenever a child receives an abundance of smiles, he/she interprets it as proof that the world is a safe and secure place as to which people will provide them with the things that they desire such as affection, love and attention for example.
Additionally, the very first building blocks of a healthy relationship is a smile. The whole concept of establishing and maintain an healthy relationship is important, because it plays an important role in your child’s development due to the fact that children learn how to think for themselves and understand and subsequently demonstrate emotions through relationships. It’s also worth noting that smiles are the first steps children use when it comes to socializing and developing relationships with their peers.
Psychological Impact Of A Smile
Smiling has a psychological impact in the minds of children and adults alike. For example, whenever you and your baby smile while you are looking at each other, it leads to the release of several chemicals within you and your child’s bodies, which procure a feeling of security and euphoria. Alternatively, if your baby does not feel secure or if they experience a certain degree of stress, it can subsequently lead to the release of stress hormones which in itself can have a negative impact on your child’s development. Meaning, for example, the emotions that your child experiences will lead to the release of positive chemicals that promote tranquilly or negative chemicals such as stress hormones which can negatively impact a baby’s nervous system, the development of their brain as well as their ability to comprehend and learn. Therefore, if you were to take anything from this article, remember that a simple smile can have a profound effect on the relationship with your child.