I recently happened upon an article written by Bria Sledge, a project assistant at the North Carolina State University Department of Agricultural and Human Sciences. The article asks why the role of a parent is so important to a child’s development. She writes: “Parents are not only caretakers, but they are instrumental in the development of their child’s social, emotional, cognitive and physical well-being. Oftentimes, we as individuals don’t see the significance that parents … can play in helping develop children. In essence, parents set the foundation for children’s developmental skills.” She says......