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Think Babies Aren’t Affected By Just Witnessing Intimate Partner Violence? This 2 Minute Video Completely Debunks That Myth!

This 2 minute video provides compelling evidence why babies are definitely affected by Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) — even if they are never physically abused themselves. Watch this experiment from the Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences: Details on The Institute for Learning and Brain Sciences’ Experiment with 150 Toddlers The University of Washington wrote this about the experiment: “In the experiment, 150 toddlers at 15 months of age – an even mix of boys and girls – sat on their parents’ laps and watched as an experimenter sat at a table across from them and demonstrated how to use a few different toys.… Read More
Exposure to Violence

5 Memorable Quotes From “First Impressions: Exposure to Violence and a Child’s Developing Brain”

1. “A baby’s tiny developing brain is like a delicate flower. If the flower is stressed, the flower wilts. If the flower is nourished, the flower blooms.” *** 2. “Unlike other organs, the brain is undeveloped at birth, and it is waiting for experiences to shape how it will develop.… Read More