Parenting in infancy and toddlerhood

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Parenting in infancy and toddlerhood Cultural and community standards, the social environment, and their children's behavior determine  parents' child-raising practices. Hence different parents have different ideas on responding to their  children, communicating with them, and placing them into daycare. Responding (for example, playing, vocalizing, feeding, touching) to an infant's needs is certainly  important to the child's psychosocial development. In fact, children who display strong attachment  tend to have highly responsive mothers. Does this mean that the caregivers should respond to  everything an infant does? Probably not. Children must learn that all needs cannot be completely  met all the time. The majority of caregivers respond  most of the time  to their infants, but not 100  percent of the time. Problems only seem to arise when primary caregivers respond to infants less 
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  • Fall '09
  • staff
  • strong attachment, behavior determine   parents, highly responsive mothers., future psychosocial development, infants. Mutual behaviors

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