posted by Jen on .
At what age do parents start to socialize their children in earnest?
Oh, my! What do you mean by "in earnest?"
My year-old great grandson has been around his relatives and family friends since he was born. He has so many of them that he's never had a baby sitter who was not known to him.
On the other hand, many parents have to put their baby into day care when they are only a few weeks old.
He'll probably go to preschool when he's about 3 or 4.
My options are (sorry for not including first time)
A.) the first year when babies can interact socially
B.) the second year when toddlers are first able to comply with parental direction
C.) the preschool years when children start formal schooling
D.) early adolescence when peer pressure is strongest
I have no idea. What does your book say?
I would say option A as babies begin to listen and connect to their parents at a very young age; children begin to listen and respond as to show gestures during their first year of development.