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The Child's Home and Family

Children’s growth and development takes place in the context of their home and family environment, which can support this growth through positive influences such as family meals and sufficient sleep, or undermine it through negative exposures such as secondhand smoke and excessive screen time. In addition, the physical and mental health of both mothers and fathers can influence children’s well-being, as can parents’ relationships with their children and their levels of stress and ability to cope with the demands of parenthood.

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