- Far from being a mental drain, parenthood seems to rewire gray matter for improved empathy and emotional regulation.
- A recent study published in Nature Scientific Reports found that couples who co-parent together display similar brain activity, suggesting they become greatly attuned to each other.
- These findings suggest time spent parenting together improves care, coordination, and empathy.
When they say parenting changes you, what follows is typically a refrain of ways the wee one will break you. Consider “mommy brain,” the folk psychology that having a baby decays a woman’s mind to flighty, forgetful, scatterbrained mush.