What we know about social interaction

What we know about social interaction

Why Do We Need To Talk And Plan With Our Children?

Social support and social interaction are one of the most important factors in predicting the physical health and well-being of everyone, ranging from childhood through older adults. Although social interaction is complex, I believe that it is vital to human health, both mentally and physically.

The importance of social interaction to human health

What is Social Interaction and Communication?

  • Interaction always needs two or more people
  • Interaction is like a serve and return in tennis.
  • The server starts the communication by sending a message – the person at the other end returns the message.
  • Good interaction keeps going back and forth like this until someone exits the interaction

When Do I Interact With My Baby?

  • Whenever you are with your baby, you can start an interaction.
  • During feeding, bathing, dressing, play and cuddle time
  • It is often best when your infant is calm and alert – but when your baby is distressed, they should be comforted or re-assured and this is interaction.