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Bonding: A brilliant brain builder. The importance of supporting parents to bond with their child from the earliest years [Summary]

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posted on 2022-05-30, 23:41 authored by Felicia LowFelicia Low

This is a one-page summary of the main evidence brief.

Main brief description: Although it has long been acknowledged that children benefit from a  strong bond with their parents, the precise ways bonding helps the child  – through improved brain development and building specific skills  necessary for lifelong wellbeing – are only now becoming clearer. New  evidence also reveals specific ways parents can interact with their  child to help promote bonding. These new insights demonstrate the  critical need to develop social policies around ways to support parents  in caring for children, such as through improved paid parental leave.



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