A new study by Raby et al (2014) has found that sensitive parenting, including responding to a child's signals quickly and appropriately during the first three years of their life can lead to increased academic performance and better outcomes, even into the child's 20's and 30's.
Researcher's observed parents and babies during the first three years of the babies' lives. Following this, standardised academic tests were administered. Results showed that the children who received sensitive parenting, showed increased academic performance.
This highlights the importance of interactions between parents and babies in the early years of their childhood!!
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