I currently see patient families, where multiple groups of generations live within a block of each other, or in the same home￼. Cousins, aunts and uncles, grandparents, and children.
I want to speak about grandmothers, because many of my young patients have been influenced and raised by their grandmother. ￼￼Overall, ￼￼ neuropsychological research indicates that ￼grandmothering helped us to develop a whole array of social capacities that then became the foundation for the evolution of other distinctly important traits, including bonding, bigger brains, learning new skills, ￼ respecting ancestry, cultural growth, ￼and social skills. ￼In ancient cultures and indigenous societies, grandmothers were part of the inherent learning and loving. Grandmothering is incredibly important.￼