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ERIC Number: ED503143
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Early Relationships for Healthy Brains. An interview with Developmental Psychologist Ross Thompson. Perspectives
National Scientific Council on the Developing Child
Healthy brain development relies on the quality of early relationships. Supportive relationships and parent-child conversations buffer stress; they contribute to the cognitive and emotional stimulation that developing brains need; and the quality of parent-child conversation is important even before young children are good conversational partners. Young children in secure relationships attain greater insight into people's feelings than do children whose relationships are insecure. What's important is not just what is said, but also how it is said, and by whom. [The interviewer for this report was Richard Louv.]
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Scientific Council on the Developing Child