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Being a “Good Enough” Parent is a Great Thing, New Research Shows - UMSSW Research Cited in Story


New research shows that you don’t need to aim for being a “perfect parent” to have a secure baby--being a “good enough” parent is enough. Researchers provide insights on the parts of parenting a baby that matter most to babies. The article published at cites the research “Secure Base Provision: A New Approach to Examining Links Between Maternal Caregiving and Infant Attachment,”which appears in the journal Child Development, co-authored with Julie R. Scott of Pennsylvania State University, Post-Doctoral Fellow Allison D. Hepworth of University of the Maryland School of Social Work, and Jude Cassidy of the University of Maryland.

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