Oxytocin released in huge amounts in labour:...
Certain learning and memory functions are impaired by centrally administered oxytocin. Also, systemic oxytocin administration can impair memory retrieval in certain aversive memory tasks. Interestingly, oxytocin does seem to facilitate learning and memory specifically for social information.
Just googled oxytocin (yes, I know I need to get out more!
) Apparently you can buy it as a nasal spray. All sounds a bit dodgy so I don't advise anyone go down that route yet
(as I said, DS only in Yr 3 - I may be on all kinds of medication by the time he hits Yr 6
Back on topic.
- Sympathy 3pink - I would definitely say it can feel tougher going through it all with the 'benefit' of hindsight. As for the tutor question? You know your own child best - I think you just have to go with your instincts (and your bank balance). Back off topic for a minute - does anyone else think 'oxytocin' sounds like it should be someone's forum name?