Pediatrics’ Andrew Garner discusses impact of supportive parenting

How supportive parenting protects the brain
The AtlanticAndrew Garner, associate clinical professor of pediatrics, discusses the impact supportive parenting early in a child’s life can have on their future success. “It’s not black and white. It’s not like the baby gets hosed for life if you’re not smiling at it,” he said. “But our brains and our genome are very plastic early in life. They’re taking in cues to prepare us for what’s coming.”