Rejection and its Impacts on a Child’s Development


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Emotional Response to a New Baby

Loving a new baby can be complex. New parents may be ambivalent, especially if the child reminds them of a family member for whom they have mixed feelings. Some mothers may be suffering from post-partum depression and reject their baby immediately after birth.

Rejection has an Enormous Impact on Development

Rejection can have adverse implications for the emotional, mental, and physical development of a child. Research has shown that having a consistent caregiver leads to a much healthier outcome.


Dr. Carolyn Steinberg