On this weeks Topic Tuesday Meredith picks a quote from page 206 of What Happened to you? Conversations on trauma, resilience, and healing by Bruce D Perry, M.D., Ph.D. and Oprah Winfrey.
"In a typical hunter-gatherer clan, for every child under six there were four developmentally more mature individuals who could model, discipline, nurture, and instruct the child. That is a 4:1 ratio ... We now think that one caregiver for four young children (1:4) is "enriched." That is 1/16th of what our developing social brain is looking for."