to prevent long-term, unfavourable consequences of parents' stress over their child's primal period
What it is all about
Societal stress notwithstanding, for future parents it is about providing themselves with financial means and asking for kin caregiving in order to live their child's primal period as a stressless break in their lives. Economic difficulties notwithstanding, for the community it is about helping these future parents meet the challenge.
How it all started
While it has long been recognized that social skills are developed during early childhood , new knowledge in epigenetics makes it evident that the critical period starts at the very conception. Observations in humans, as well as in other primates and non-human mammals, [54, 55, 56, 59, 60] indicate that any chronic stress parents endure during their offspring's primal period will have lifelong, heavy consequences for their child and, of course, for themselves.
What it will change
Disquieting social-epidemiology observations in affluent societies marred by inequality will have to be re-interpreted as being the consequences of unfavorable epigenetic impacts on people during their primal lives. More and more young people deciding to take a career break during their child’s primal period will not go unnoticed . This will attest to the progressive disappearance of one of our culture's major blind spots. At long last, our voracious healthcare system will be kept to a diet.