Pacis can hurt your boys emotional development?
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|Fri, 09-21-2012 - 4:17pm|
What are your thoughts on pacifier use? A new study found that prolonged use in boys (not girls) can hurt their emotional development, because it limits the ability to mimic the facial expressions of others so you don't learn how to read them. Here is an article talking about the findings: http://www.ivillage.com/study-pacifiers-stunt-emotional-growth-boys/6-a-488198
What I never understand about studies like these is how they can correlate your emotional well being as an adult to one thing from your childhood. When it comes to my boys, my one that used his paci the longest is probably the most empathetic!
Do studies like these make you rethink pacifiers? How long has your child used them for?