Individuals do not develop and negotiate their personalities, relationships and ways of coping with the world in isolation (see Chapters 1 and 2). From the moment of birth infants are faced with the need to form relationships with their parents who will be the means of providing the warmth, comfort and food essential for survival. Shortly afterwards children’s experience commonly includes more than one adult, and often other children. Subsequently they will progress to relationships in the nursery, the school, friends near their home, all of which will provide them with a means of establishing patterns of behaviour, gaining an identity and learning a variety of roles.
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