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Investing in Oxytocin

Thanks to the blog Proftom for reposting David Brook's New York Times Op Ed piece about, basically, investing in promoting the oxytocin response. Brooks advocates allocating social resources for programs that teach parenting, support parents and kids at risk of attachment disorders, and break the cycle of failed attachments.

On Sunday, Brooks wrote:

If I had $37 billion, I would focus it on the crucial node where attachment skills are formed: the parental relationship during the first few years of life. I'd invest much of it with organizations, like Circle of Security, that help at-risk mothers and fathers develop secure bonds with their own infants, instead of just replicating the behaviors of their own parents.

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