Nurturing Infant Caregiver Relationships

Doctor Anselm Anyoha, who created this page,

is a board-certified Pediatrician and holds a master’s degree in Infant and Early Child Development.


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A Pediatrician introduces Social Emotional

Targeted Anticipatory Guidance (SET-AG), a

5 component evidence based practices that

boost quality Infant-Caregiver relationship, and

which he believes would promote social

emotional health in infant and children.

Primary care pediatricians and newborn discharge nurses give caregivers good guidance about a newborn’s physical health:

how to bathe and feed them and take their temperatures. However, they seldom address infants’ social and emotional needs.

Social-Emotional Targeted-Anticipatory guidance, SET-AG, is a novel educational intervention developed by Doctor Anselm Anyoha. SET-AG gives primary care pediatricians and newborn-discharge-nurses the direct tools to bridge that gap.

With SET-AG, these healthcare practitioners deliver the essence of true nurturing to caregivers in a short, easy to understand, and clear manner. The SET-AG domains include maternal sensitivity, communication, calm and regulation, affect attunement, and synchronicity. These five components not only augment one another but also enhance the social-emotional health of infants and children.