The role of whanau in infant development
In this episode we cover:
- Pēpi has a huge advantage if they have additional people nurturing and showing aroha to them throughout their life, as well as their main caregiver.
- When we say that ‘it takes a village to raise a baby’, it means that the village wraps support around the dyad (one-on-one relationship with the main caregiver).
- Extra whānau relationships are additional support, not instead of the main dyadic relationship.