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The parent's mood has a direct impact on the baby's reaction and general wellbeing. Moods are largely affected by emotions. Emotion is an essential ingredient in parenting. It is through emotions that caregivers best connect with the kids. Parents can use the emotions and gestures of the kids to identify the source of their distress. Emotional intelligence is therefore vital for parents, as supported by studies carried out on the subject. These studies show that parents who can better manage their emotions are better caregivers. This section will explore the available research in a bid to show how emotions are the bedrock of the parenting process.