19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Mobile
Mother and Child

Mothers and their children are connected even before birth. All those months spent together mark the beginning of a sometimes challenging, yet rewarding, relationship. Moms have an important role in their child’s mental health because they provide basic necessities (i.e. food, water, shelter, and sleep) and form a secure attachment with their young child. Attachment is the emotional bond that develops between an infant and caregiver. Children who have healthy attachments with their caregivers are more likely to form stable relationships later in life.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 06.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Benin City, Nigeria
Camera: SM-G935V
Copyright: © Bright Ofunim