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31 August 2011

Mother's love soothes difficult tots

Having a secure attachment with their mother helps irritable babies respond well to unfamiliar people and situations, a new study finds.

Having a secure attachment with their mother helps irritable babies respond well to unfamiliar people and situations, a new study finds.

At ages 18 to 24 months, the children's reactions to unfamiliar adults and toys were assessed by the University of Maryland researchers.

Irritable toddlers and their moms

 
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