Ontogenic Parenting: A Paleoanthropological Approach
Received Date: Jun 01, 2020 / Accepted Date: Jul 24, 2020 / Published Date: Jul 31, 2020
There are many parenting styles, however, there could be a model common to every Homo sapiens, allowing understanding behavior and needs of neurodevelopment stimulation in early childhood. An anthropological approach could become very useful. Among main strategies of evolution, Neoteny, allowed births through standing and narrow pelvis leading to immature brains, requiring completing its development in a post-natal environment:"altricial development". This highly dependent newborn, will gradually increase in weight/size/brain until achieving maximal encephalization quotient ever reached in nature. During first years, ontogenic process would replicate those events happening in phylogeny. Tactile, thermal and vestibular-proprioceptive stimuli were essential. Thus, portage using Kapulanas (ancestral slings) would have been decisive. In addition, animal protein, long-chain polyunsaturated fatty acids, and brain-sensitive trace elements in diet also had a predominant role. This knowledge and promotion of strategies based on these mechanisms could stimulate neurodevelopment in early stages according to human species requirements.
Keywords: Ontegenic parenting; Anthropology; Parenting; Raising; Trophic contact; Touch; Parental attachment; Bonding; Ontogeny; Altricial development; Evolutionary medicine
Citation: Urrutia HV, Cid MP (2020) Ontogenic Parenting: A Paleoanthropological Approach. J Comm Pub Health Nursing 6: 246.
Copyright: © 2020 Urrutia HV, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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