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No matter how busy you are, spend some time cuddling your child

A new study has suggested that a mother gets her "feel good" highpoint from her child's simple cuddle. Even everyday activities such as a bed-time story or decorating a fairy cake, give mums a heightened sense of pleasure and emotional worth

sex and relationships Updated: Nov 02, 2014 15:50 IST
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A new study has suggested that a mother gets her "feel good" highpoint from her child's simple cuddle.

Research at Birkbeck University confuted the myth that mothers rate "me time" best, suggesting that the so-called "we time" moments with children make them the happiest, the Daily Express reported. In an experiment commissioned by soap brand Pears, scientists used EEG (electroencephalography) and GSR (galvanic skin response) technology to measure the mothers' brain activity and physiological responses and found that while digital escapism is increasingly mother's easiest form of "me time," this has the least positive impact on their emotional well-being.

Rajneesh Varma, a spokesman for Pears Soap, said that contrary to popular belief, the research showed that it is actually everyday activities spent with their children, such as a bed-time story or decorating a fairy cake, that give mums a heightened sense of pleasure and emotional worth, and leaves them feeling and looking more vibrant long after they have completed the task.

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