Having a good relationship with your grandchild is very important for the child's development. Many things go into making a good relationship. Of them, researchers have identified two critical factors: (1) how sensitively and responsively the child is treated and (2) the adult's "state of mind" about close relationships.2 "State of mind" refers to the way a person thinks and feels about relationships. A person with a positive state of mind talks about memories and feelings in a clear, organized, detailed, and honest way.
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