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Home visitors: Try the “developmental parenting” approach



Child development, Parent activities & support

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Lori A. Roggman Ph.D., Lisa K. Boyce Ph.D., Mark S. Innocenti Ph.D.

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Home visiting approaches have been refined since practitioners moved from the clinic into the family home. Rather than provide services directly to the child or directly to the parent, practitioners can emphasize parent–child interaction so that services are provided through the parent to the child. See how you can use the developmental parenting approach to guide parents in reinforcing and supporting their child’s development for long-lasting impact.

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