tender up

If adults were merciful and resolute, we would all see that stress derails:

Babies brains build a basic architecture by forming synapses and then a more complex architecture develops on top of that.  For the first three year of life, babies’ brains form 700 synapses a second.

Genes provide the template for this work, but experiences turn the genes on and off.  So early life experiences are built into our bodies, encoded in our brains – for better or for worse.