Raising a Child

CFS Member Karen Proner is quoted offering a Kleinian perspective on some aspects of parenting in Dowling’s article. The Enduring Predictive Significance of Early Maternal Competence: Social and Academic Competence Through Age 32 Years by Raby et al., 2014.

Findings from the Minnesota Longitudinal Study of Risk and Adaptation, an ambitious study following 243 people from birth to age 32 conducted at the University of Maryland: “sensitive caregiving in infancy and early childhood predicted teachers’ rankings of children’s social competence with peers during childhood and adolescence, which in turn forecasted later interview ratings of romantic relationship competence during young adulthood, which in turn predicted supportive parenting in adulthood”

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