Moms Matter

April 2005
Scholastic Parent & Child;Apr/May2005, Vol. 12 Issue 5, p72
The article discusses the importance of mother in the development of children. Children between the ages of 14 and 22 months who enthusiastically imitate their mothers develop a sense of right and wrong earlier than children who don't, new research suggests. In a study conducted by Concordia University and the University of Iowa, mothers were asked to demonstrate a series of simple, pretend tasks, such as pouring and drinking tea. The moms then encouraged their children to imitate them. The researchers watched to see how eagerly each toddler followed her mother's example.


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