Tuesday Newsday – Study Finds Calling Mom Makes Us Feel Better

September 28th, 2010

MOMMY!!! No matter how often I hear it, I come running. I’m pretty sure it’ll always be that way. She’s my baby.

I know my mom probably drops what she’s doing every time I call. I’m just hoping it’s not my dad’s dinner, because I don’t think he would forgive me.

Although these days, my “mommy!!” is usually prefaced by a phone ringing, since we live an hour away from each other. But according to a new study, that’s OK. Apparently, for young girls (try to control your laughter…I know that’s not my category), talking on the phone with their moms reduces cortisol (a key stress hormone) and increases oxytocin (a feel-good brain chemical).

Mom, my cortisol levels thank you for letting me call. All. The. Time. Remember: I love you when you’re happy. I love you when you’re sad. And I even love you when you’re very very mad.

Have you called your mom today?

It’s a situation every mother has been through: Your child is stressed out or upset, but she’s at school or summer camp–too far away for you to give her a hug. That doesn’t mean she can’t be comforted, however. According to a new study, talking on the phone with Mom is nearly as good as getting a hug for helping stressed-out kids calm down. Read more…

What is your relationship with your mom? Do/did you rely on her to make you feel better?

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One Response to “Tuesday Newsday – Study Finds Calling Mom Makes Us Feel Better”

  1. anita says:

    You will always be my little snooks and my little bubbles.
    Love you too.

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