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Mother-child Relationships in Early Childhood

  • By: Kathryn E. Barnard
  • In: Encyclopedia of Human Relationships
  • Edited by: Harry T. Reis & Susan Sprecher
  • Subject:Interpersonal Relationships, Group Processes/Dynamics, Close Relationships

The mother-child relationship is a unique entity. The relationship starts before the infant is born and normally exists even after the death of either partner by remaining in the mind of the living partner. This long-lasting relationship provides the context for ...

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