publication . Other literature type . 2012

Do Attitudes About Spoiling Children Affect Attitudes Regarding What Infants Need for Early Social-Emotional Development

Westover, Kathleen;
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  • Published: 01 May 2012
  • Publisher: DigitalCommons@USU
  • Country: United States
Abstract
Secure infant attachment is important for the positive social-emotional development of children. Many parents have limited understanding of social-emotional development and the influence of appropriate responsive parenting behaviors to their infants’ cues. For example, many parents believe you can spoil an infant if you pick them up every time they cry. Researchers study the impact of positive responses to infants’ cues. Infants form a more secure attachment and learn to interpret the world as a safe place for exploration when parents respond to their signs of distress. In contrast, infants reared with authoritarian parenting styles of strict compliance and hars...
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Medical Subject Headings: food and beverages
free text keywords: Attitudes, Spoiling, Children, Infants, Social-Emotional Development, Family, Life Course, and Society, Social and Behavioral Sciences, Sociology
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