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psychological development. It shows that she felt safe and protected with her mother by her  side. Furthermore, Ginny knows the personalities of her children and what their specific  likes and dislikes are. This information can be linked to mind-mindedness as it shows that  Ginny is able to interactively respond to Amanda’s internal state. It also proves that she is  active in participating in her children’s upbringing and is aware of their wants, and not only  their needs. 
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Saad Qureshi 3 On the other hand, Ginny possessed some attributes that seemed hostile and could  be detrimental to her children’s rearing. Firstly, Ginny would be jeopardizing her children’s  future by moving across the country to join her coworker who she is romantically interested  in. A new living environment for children who are already experiencing changes in their daily  life could result in feelings of being neglected. In addition, Sean may be affected more  severely compared to Amanda; as a teenager, he has formed relationships with peers  outside of his family, such as friends and classmates. Perhaps he has developed memories  and a sense of belonging to a certain group. It might not be in the best interest for Sean to  be isolated from his group of friends and community of which he is comfortable with. As  harsh as it may sound, Sean may end up detesting his mother for relocating to a new  community. He may experience loneliness in a new society and might take time adjusting to  people and the environment. Over time, isolation and the lack of comfort and belonging  could possibly lead to frustration-aggression in Sean.  Shaffer describes that   some researchers strongly believe that children are like a ball  of clay and can be molded in any way. One of many social philosophers, such as John  Locke, states that the “mind of an infant is a  tabula rasa , or ‘blank slate’, that is written upon  by experience” (pg. 11). Watson, from a behaviorist viewpoint, also agrees with Locke; he  states, “children’s turn out depends entirely on their rearing environment and the ways in  which their parents and other significant people in their lives treat them” (pg. 44). These 
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Saad Qureshi 4 quotes apply to the case because Amanda is two years old and absorbs any information her  parents reinforce upon her. For example, during the evaluation, Ginny harshly told Amanda  not to touch the observer’s books and slapped her hand away. Being verbally told, as well 
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