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Readers may have heard about parents who are “in sync” with each other when raising their children. Now, a new study at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore has used functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to demonstrate that when couples are physically near each other, their brains respond to parenting stimuli in the same way.
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It would certainly appear, then, that both quantity and quality time have an impact on the way families function. And the message is clear: Parenting works best when spouses pay attention to each other.
The study was carried out by researchers at NTU in conjunction with the National Institute of Child Health and Human…READ MORE