Parents provide comfort to their children through words, physical presence and touch. Comfort is more than relief from distress. When it is provided with overall warmth, responsiveness and sensitivity to children’s wide-ranging interests and needs, it is strongly related to infants’ forming attachments to their parents and to toddlers’ willingness to accept parents’ guidance and requests.
is the "work of children" and parents are an essential play “partner” for their children. When parents play with their children, they learn to explore and discover the world and their role in it.
is how parents help their children learn, both intellectually and interpersonally. When parents teach their children, they learn communicate, solve problems and how to relate to others.
Compelling research evidence consistently emphasizes that when parents comfort, play withand teach their children in a positive manner it enhances children’s development. This report documents the major academic research specialties that lend credence to the importance of "comfort", "play" and "teach" as a critical combination of parenting strategies.
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