Investing in children’s development: The importance of early relationships

This paper from the Benevolent Society outlines why it is so important for families, workers and communities to support children’s early development through warm, nurturing care, particularly for children living in families and communities that are under stress because of poverty, violence and discrimination. Children that have secure relationships with their parents are more able to regulate their own emotions, learn through exploration and cope with difficulties when they arise. (Text adapted from AustralianPolicyOnline) Read the full text here

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