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Rejection and its Impacts on a Child's Development


Rejection and its Impacts on a Child's Development


Loving a new baby can be complex. A new child can elicit a wide range of emotional responses in new parents, 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. This rejection can have adverse implications for the emotional, mental, and physical development of the new born. 

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