Babies and emotional intelligence

I’ve often wondered what emotions pre-verbal babies feel when being transitioned from their birth parents to an adoptive family. I’ve wondered if young adoptees feel anything, or even know what’s going on during trauma. This video makes me think that not only do babies feel, but they are emotional sponges, feeling all that is around them. I’m glad this little child is feeling joyous emotions and crying tears of passion at the mother’s voice. If only every child’s first felt emotions were positive, too.

7 thoughts on “Babies and emotional intelligence

  1. I saw this today and was mesmerized…I think we so underestimate the power of what goes on in utero and in the early years…no, I know we underestimate it…we could have adults that are so much more healthy and aware if we could bring this awareness to the forefront of society…we are trying to fix people after the fact because we have such little understanding of early life…and the dysfunction ball just keeps rolling…

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