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Title: The unexpected for the expecting parent : effects of disruptive early interactions on mother–infant relationship
Authors: Wong, Keri Ka-Yee
Esposito, Gianluca
Keywords: Social sciences::Psychology
Issue Date: 2019
Source: Wong, K. K.-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), 124-129. doi:10.1080/15295192.2019.1556015
Project: M4081597 (GE)
Journal: Parenting: Science and Practice
Abstract: High-quality parental caregiving promotes children’s development from their day of birth or even earlier. Whether there are ways to predict, and ultimately enhance, parental caregiving quality during the prenatal stages of development has been less well understood. This circumstance 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).
ISSN: 1529-5192
DOI: 10.1080/15295192.2019.1556015
Schools: School of Social Sciences 
Rights: This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Parenting: Science and Practice on 1 Feb 2019, available online:
Fulltext Permission: open
Fulltext Availability: With Fulltext
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