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The Unexpected for the Expecting Parent: Effects of Disruptive Early Interactions on Mother–Infant Relationship

Wong, KK-Y; Esposito, G; (2019) The Unexpected for the Expecting Parent: Effects of Disruptive Early Interactions on Mother–Infant Relationship. Parenting: Science and Practice , 19 (1-2) pp. 124-129. 10.1080/15295192.2019.1556015. Green open access

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Abstract

High-quality parental caregiving promotes children’s development from their day of birth or even earlier. Whether or not there are ways to predict, and ultimately enhance, parental caregiving quality during the prenatal stages of development has been less well understood. This is even truer when things do not go according “to plan”. In this commentary, we explore two possible scenarios, perhaps unexpected for expectant parents, that can affect children’s development: (1) postpartum parental displays of atypical behaviors and parental caregiving strategies (i.e., maternal/paternal depression) and (2) postpartum child displays of atypical behaviors (i.e., autism spectrum disorder).

Type: Article
Title: The Unexpected for the Expecting Parent: Effects of Disruptive Early Interactions on Mother–Infant Relationship
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1080/15295192.2019.1556015
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1080/15295192.2019.1556015
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Postpartum Depression, Autism Spectrum Disorder
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Education > UCL Institute of Education > IOE - Psychology and Human Development
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10058156
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