ERIC Number: ED212385
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Mar-30
Reference Count: 0
Parental Responsiveness to Children. Unit for Child Studies Selected Papers Number 13.
Research findings concerning early parent/infant interaction are presented to counter prevalent myths concerning the nature of babies. The myth of the passive infant is counterposed to research findings on the attempts of the infant to evoke from caretakers the attention it needs for its development. Special attention is given to the topics of infant crying and the effects of parental responsiveness to crying. Concluding sections of the paper discuss the development of communication skills in babies, the types of cries voiced by young infants, and the relationship between crying and child abuse. (Author/RH)
Descriptors: Child Abuse, Communication Research, Communication Skills, Infants, Nonverbal Communication, Parent Child Relationship
Unit for Child Studies, School of Education, University of New South Wales, P.O. Box 1, Kensington, NSW 2033, Australia ($2.00; payment should be made in Australian dollars).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New South Wales Univ., Kensington (Australia). School of Education.
Identifiers: Crying; Parent Responsiveness
Note: Paper is based on a lecture presented at the Royal Hospital for Women (Paddington, Australia, March 30, 1981).