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What are the overarching goals that caregivers should set in their effort to take responsibility for the development of infants? Discuss in some detail and empicial support. Thank you.

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1. What are the overarching goals that caregivers should set in their effort to take responsibility for the development of infants? Discuss in some detail. Thank you.

Infant researcher and parents' educator Burton White (1990) believes there are three basic general goals that parents and/or caregivers should pursue:

1.To give the infant a sense of being loved and cared for.
2.To help the infant to develop specific skills.
3.To encourage the infant's interest in the outside world.

1. Giving the Infant a sense of Being Loved and Cared for

In the first 2 years of life, all infants and toddlers have a strong need to establish an attachment to one or more older humans. In the process of developing this attachment they begin their long road to being socialized and socializing others.

Erikson (1968) believes the ...

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This solution discusses general goals that parents and/or caregivers should pursue to promote optimal child development. Empirical support is provided.

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