What life lessons can grown-ups learn from babies?
From the moment they emerge into the world, babies look to the adults in their lives to teach them everything they’ll need to know. In 2016, a pair of scientists at the University of Rochester even theorized—after correlating various species’ intelligence to the amount of time that it takes to wean their babies—that the amazing brain power required to raise our relatively helpless infants has, over the course of human evolution, led to higher mental capacity.
So while ensuring your child’s survival may result in lost sleep and a foggy brain, take heart that you’re actually getting smarter in the process. In fact, while we’re raising them, there are many lessons grown-ups can learn from babies, too.