I came across this superb article on the brain chemistry of moral reasoning, authored by none other than Dr. Gregory Popcak. In the article he explains how “extravagant affection” from parents actually trains the “moral brain” of a child. It’s one more way that science is confirming what Catholic theology has already announced: Human beings were made for love. Children thrive best when their parents use their bodies self-donatively in generous acts of love. Awesome!
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