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The social conditions in which parents are trying to raise their children affect their ability to be ‘good’ parents. Natalia Lebedinskaia/Shutterstock

Boyer Lectures: Episode 2 – Give every child the best start

The 57th Boyer Lecture Series: Over four lectures and four weeks, the World Medical Association president, professor Sir Michael Marmot, explores the challenges communities face in solving issues of health inequality.

In episode two, professor Marmot explains how the good and bad things that happen in early childhood set the stage for health and well-being throughout a person’s life. “Early child development is influenced in part by quality of parenting or caring from others; which in turn are influenced by the circumstances in which parenting takes place,” he says.

To listen to the lecture or read the transcript, visit the 2016 Boyer Lectures page on ABC RN.

* Editor’s note: This article originally contained the audio and full transcript of the lecture but due to licensing restrictions, these have been removed.

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