The Importance Of Infantile Amnesia

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1. I encourage the promotion of physical health and athletic skill for your child. Emerging motor skills or any skills at a young age should not be a problem as long as developing those skills does not become the sole focus in forming a child. Parents should engage children equally in their cognitive, social, and physical abilities for maximum benefit to the child. All of these attributes are interconnected and play a vital role in the progress of each other. (p.4). When one of these elements is lacking then other elements may fall short as well. Every caring parent wants their child to be the best that they can be and I understand that you want the best for this little girl. I just want to caution you, that she might not meet your expectations. …show more content…
Infantile amnesia is the inability to recollect memories from early periods of life. The word infant is attached in the term because the early period of life referred to begins at birth and ranges to about the age of three years when (Vitelli, R. 2014). Other phrases have been used such as childhood amnesia but mainly all are concerning this early period of forgetfulness. There are numerous theories’ that have been proposed in efforts to try and understand why adults and children have difficulty in remembering events from this time period. Freud believed that we repressed memories from this time period due to the trauma that was associated with it. Our text explains that infancy is a time period where an enormous amount of change is occurring within the body and the brain. Because of this change the brain determines that the early memories are not needed, thus releasing any connection. Perhaps it is due to some of the memories we would be making during this time period are not as dependent on survival as others and therefore a heavy connection is not made for the less important memories. Research that has been performed from these theories has not been able to given definitive answers however it has revealed that during our middle childhood our brains are doing a great deal of disconnecting from memories that are made until the age of about 10 years. After the age of 10 years, the rate of forgetfulness is about the same for children and …show more content…
A secure attachment to your mother is important if she is your primary care giver during infancy. A relationship with our mother is often the first intimate relationship we ever established. At birth, we are pushed or pulled into this world leaving the security of the womb that held us so tightly. Unable to sustain ourselves we seek the first thing that responds to us in the manner that we are looking for, security. We establish that connection with our mother who feeds us and comforts us as we are adjusting to life outside the womb. The infant clings to its mother and in return the mother clings onto the infant. Infant of any species show higher rates of survival when they have their immediate caregiver within close proximity. As I stated earlier, mothers cling to their child receiving the affection that the infant gives in return for the care. It is a symbiotic relationship that the mother and the infant have with each other. Once established, this secure relationship will be the foundation upon which all other relationships are formed. As the child grows and continues to feel the security of the mother’s presence the child returns to the mother in times of need looking for various levels of comfort to match the situation at hand. A secure attachment with a mother can impact a child’s self-esteem in a positive manner. In adulthood, the confidence that is achieved by a secure attachment can weed out undesirable individuals from a person’s life and have positive effects

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