Forming a Healthy Attachment

Whatever your child's history, use these 12 steps to responsive parenting to form a secure, loving relationship.

Forming a Healthy Attachment
When an older baby or young child comes to us with a history–having experienced, say, the loss of an adored caregiver at his orphanage–many of us worry: Will this child form a strong attachment to me? The basic steps of healthy attachment are the same whether a child has been adopted or born into a family. Attachment is a process. Just as one wonderful moment of love and protection does not make an attachment between parent and child, neither does ...

Whatever your child’s history, responsive parenting is key to a secure, loving relationship.


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