Why is it important to develop a good relationship with your baby and young child?
Modified on: Mon, 5 Dec, 2022 at 3:20 PM
- Developing an early emotional connection to a caregiver is critical for an infant’s well-being. Absence of attachment to a consistent caregiver can have significant negative effects on brain development and cognitive functioning.
- There are well documented links between early healthy parent-child attachment and outcomes, such as school success and failure. Your loving relationship with your precious little one is the best way to help him or her be emotionally strong, trust the world and be able to form good relationships with other people.
- Be sure to spend lots of time with your baby from the time they’re born and as they grow and develop. Talk soothingly, sing songs, and look into your baby’s eyes – it provides feelings of connection and love.
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