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API Weeks Principle 4 Use NurturingTouch

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Babies are born with urgent and intense needs and depend completely on others to meet them. Nurturing touch helps meet a baby's need for physical contact, affection, security, stimulation and movement. Parents who choose a nurturing approach to physical interactions with their children promote development of healthy attachments. Even as children get older their need to stay connected through touch remains strong. I will be talking with Janet Jendron, President of the Board of Directors, she has been a long-time supporter of API. She served for eleven years on the LLLI Board of Directors and many years on the LLLI Alumnae Association Council. Janet has also served on numerous other non-profit Boards, including church-related and wish granting organizations. She has written articles and spoken at conferences throughout the United States on a wide variety of issues related to her non-profit and paid work. She is the mother of four children ages 25 to 33