This week you will be discussing the importance of parental influences on the development of children based upon what you learned about childrens’ emotional and social development. Use your own child, a niece or nephew, a neighbor’s child, or any child you’ve watched grow and develop as an example to answer the questions below. How did the parental or caregiver influences impact the child? Do you think birth order had an impact on the relationship between the child and his/her caregiver? Why or why not?