Social and Emotional Skills

During early life, the attachment your child develops with loving caregivers forms the foundation for the way he or she will learn and interact with others. Your baby first learns to trust you for his physical needs and for comfort then to interact with other people and things in increasingly complex ways. The way you cuddle, talk to, play with, and respond to your child creates the basis for her developing ability to make friends, communicate feelings, and resolve conflicts as she grows into toddlerhood and beyond.