I just read this horribly SAD article in Parenting Magazine and it was alarming. I thought I'd post the link here. Naturally, my first thought was "This would NEVER happen to me" however, it has made me MUCH more aware of the dangers. Hope it helps all of you too!
Wow! The part of that story that really got my attention was this;
"It's the system that lets you drive home from work without thinking consciously about every turn. The second system -- located in more advanced brain regions -- is responsible for short-term plans, such as "Buy milk on the way home." And as anyone who has ever forgotten that milk knows, the primitive "habit system" is much more powerful. "It's very difficult to keep in your mind that you want to override your habit system," Diamond says. "And it can take over almost immediately."
I know all about that part of my memories! Many times I have arrived home to realize that I hardly even remember my drive home! Its like I was spaced out the whole way or something!! LUCKILY, I have never forgotten my child, but now I understand how it could happen :(
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