In today’s Big Story podcast, there are tens of thousands of infant Canadians who have never been held by anyone but their moms and dads; who have never played with another real live child or spent a second in daycare or with a babysitter. Sometime soon, when restrictions are lifted, all that will change. What do we know about how a year without socialization will impact these infants? How can parents help them enter a world they’ve never met? And what will we learn about how babies adapt from this unexpected global experiment?
GUEST: Dr. Sheri Madigan, University of Calgary, Canada Research Chair in Determinants of Child Development
You can also find it at thebigstorypodcast.ca.