The hugs, the bedtime stories and being there to dry tears – all those childhood interactions with your mother made you a healthier adult…

For all the times your mother played with you, read to you, hugged you and wiped around your childhood tears, she was paving your way to being a healthier and happier adult.

In fact, a Journal of Marriage & Family study has found that the more positive mother-child interactions during the first 16 years of life predicted higher education in adulthood, which predicted less decline in episodic memory (the memory of autobiographical events).

Additionally, the study found a link between more positive mother-child interactions with better episodic memory through higher marital satisfaction.

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