KIPS Blog: Parenting Assessment in Practice & Research

Communicating Parental Love through Physical Interaction

Posted by Marilee Comfort on Thu, May 01, 2014 @ 05:45 PM

Parents interact with children physically in many ways. Just because a parent isn't physically touching a child does not mean that the parent isn't physically interacting with their child. Physical interaction is an important factor in assessing parenting, and includes both touching and non-touching. Non-touching physical interaction is sometimes referred to as nonverbal interaction or body language.  The quality of physical interaction is an important factor in child-parent attachment.

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Tags: parent assessment, attachment, KIPS Items, physical interaction, nonverbal interaction