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‘Sensitive’ Child Caregiving Shows Lasting Benefit

A certain style of caregiving during a child’s first years can result in better social and academic success well into adulthood, new research finds. Previous studies have shown that "maternal sensitivity" in the first years of life produces children who are more likely to do better in school and have better social relationships in adolescence. But does the apparent benefit of maternal sensitivity continue into adulthood? That’s what K. Lee Raby, a post-doctoral researcher at...

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