fr_00104a_1VII. BASIC TRUST
Basic Trust is part of the implicit contract between the newborn infant and his or her caretakers. Parents foster Basic Trust by providing a stable and nurturing world for their baby, and by responding appropriately to infant signals.

Basic Trust frees infants to turn their interest and energies to the outside world, to explore and to learn. As they venture forth, they adopt security objects as quick, portable sources of security and reassurance. These have magical significance for the child. Wise parents will value them as powerful aids in the management of anxiety as well as stimuli for imagination and creativity.

1. The Garden of Eden
2. Not Afraid of Strangers
3. Boundaries and Basic Trust
4. Security Is a Soft Clean Cloth
5. Baby Doll



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