Featured Video

March 3rd, 2010 by Dionna | 3 Comments
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Tom added a widget on the far right sidebar that allows me to embed a “featured video.” You can click on the video to see it play directly on Code Name: Mama.

You can also see all past featured videos by clicking on the appropriate link at the bottom of the video widget.

How we treat the child, the child will treat the world.

This week’s video presents information gathered by author Robin Grille about children and parenting practices around the world and throughout history. Here is just a sample of the text:

Our genes don’t decide if we will grow up to be kind and loving or selfish and violent adults. We all learn how to relate to one another from the way we are treated as children. That’s because the way we are treated as children tells our brains how to grow.

When you give us your affection, when you listen to us and treat us with kindness, when you hold us, nurture us, and play with us, our brains make Oxytocin: the hormone of love and connection. Oxytocin helps our brains to grow. It makes us kinder, calmer, and more considerate.

When we become frightened, when you punish us, when you don’t listen to us crying, when you leave us alone, our brains make Cortisol: the hormone of fear and stress. Too much Cortisol and our brains don’t grow so well. This can make us more distressful, more insecure, more sad or more angry when we grow up.

If you have any videos that I might like to feature, please let me know. In keeping with the theme of my site, I’m interested mainly in videos that deal with natural parenting or toddlers.

3 Responses to:
"Featured Video"

  1. the Grumbles   thegrumbles

    this is one of my favorite videos…

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3DWRhfNm4c

    • CodeNamePapa   CodeNamePapa

      I randomly came across that one day while surfing the ‘Tube with Kieran… what’s wild is the video is as old as I am – Sesame Street has been “hip to breastfeeding” for a long time!

  2. Lauren @ Hobo Mama   Hobo_Mama

    That widget’s a great idea! I will have to make sure I catch them all.

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