This Mother’s Day, This Works recognises that while the role of the primary caregiver is precious, it truly ‘takes a village’ to raise a child – a sentiment that could not be more reflective of modern-day parenting. We are proud to support the village of motherhood – or the otherhood your child grows up in - by sharing tangible resources to help make finding the space and energy for secure attachments a little easier.
We know that how a mother connects with her baby is intrinsically linked to its brain development - something that starts pre-birth and continues through the child’s formative years – helping the child cope better with trauma and stressful situations later in life. Secure attachments in infancy help a child to explore and grow, teaching them resilience and the ability to self-regulate their emotions through the ups and downs of life. But we now also know from neurobiology that it is not just a mother – or a father - that can provide this fundamentally nurturing and developmental role in a child or baby’s early life. Grandparents, step-parents, friends, teachers, therapists, and even our pets can help to support the development of the right-hand (emotional) side of the child's brain as it grows, and these secure attachments can even affect and positively impact how the child’s forms its own relationships in later in life. 1,2
Our well-being solutions can support your extended family with better nights’ sleep, wind-down time, mood management, and advice rooted in science and of course, powered by nature.
How can we support mothers and others this Mother’s Day?