child develoment

articles The Amazing Power of Baby Love and A Yearto Cheer (written by Dr. Stanley
Greenspan and Emily Abedon, respectively) advocate intense coexistence between the
child and the caregiver.These articles (taken from parenting magazine) are, in essence,
guidelines to be used by the parents or caregiver to ensure proper development of their
child up to the second year.The article also educates the reader that every child develops
at their own pace, and there is no exact time table that one can easily look at to see how
well their child is doing.Either way the two articles overly support deep mutual
interaction between both the child and the caregiver.
Stanley Greenspan's The Amazing Power of Baby Love teaches that simple
gestures and interactions help babies develop intelligence, language and character.It
states that at 2 to 4 months (notice the allowance of time Greenspan gives) the child
becomes more involved with the caregiver.Notice the correlation between the authors
statement and Ainsworth's Stages of Attachment (p463-465):
Birth through 2 months- indiscriminate social responsiveness- "atfirst, babies do
not focus their attention exclusively on their mothers and
will at times respond positively to anyone."
2 months through 7 months- discriminate social response- "During the second
phase, infants become more interested in the caregiver and
the other familiar people and direct their social responses to
From birth to approximately 2 months the infants is does not really who cares
who handles them.Afterwards, from 2 through seven months the child develops into the
next stage.Once the child is in the second stage ofAinsworth's theory Greenspan
insinuates that the child is intelligent enough to distinguish differences between people:
"your child seems to be more intensely involved with you. She may look longingly

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