Attachment

Parenting, attachement and a secure base for children A very important and well-documented report, highlighting the fundamental role of the parent as the first teacher but also as the first caregiver and  provider of love and security. Extracts - The Executive Summary: 1 - The bond that children...

"The bonding and early life attachment between the infant and caregiver is a dynamic, bidirectional process involving caregiver nurturing of the infant, as well as complementary infant behavior that elicits parental care. Attachment appears to have a dual function. The first function is to ensure the...

'Parents and other caregivers play a critical role in determining children’s chances for survival and development, and they can empower children to become architects of their own lives. Evidence shows that early stimulation, caregiving, attachment, bonding and creating safe contexts for children all have a positive...

Babies are not blank slates "If more people recognized that fact, the way communities and policymakers think about and invest in the early years of life might be different. Children with high self-esteem who feel loved and supported are willing to try new things and to fail...

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