When parents have a strong understanding of how their children will grow and develop over time and are able to implement positive parenting practices to help support their child’s development, they are more equipped to respond effectively to their children’s needs. Current research emphasizes that a parent’s ability to consistently meet a child’s needs at each stage of development is crucial to foster a secure parent-child attachment. This bond allows children to develop trust, self confidence, and feelings of safety that in turn support their child’s future well-being (CSSP, n.d.).

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