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Early Attachments to caregivers are the building blocks for a child social relationships and emotional well beings.

From their first days, babies naturally look to their parents or caregivers to respond to them in consistent, sensitive, and loving ways. When babies and children find their caregivers to be responsive, they form secure attachments to them. Secure attachments help give children the confidence to explore their world, learn, and grow. While the early years of infancy are important, attachments can be formed and improved throughout childhood and the teen years.

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If I Had Bad Parents, Will I Be a Bad Parent Too?

If you weren’t parented well, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a good parent.

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If I Had Bad Parents, Will I Be a Bad Parent Too?

If you weren’t parented well, that doesn’t mean you can’t be a good parent.

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10 Tips To Connect With Your Child

This content is provided in conjunction with This Emotional Life’s Early Moments Matter initiative.

Searching for Attachment at Home

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Not Gaga for Your New Baby?

Little in life is instant or an overnight success, and that includes parenthood.

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The Courage to Be Vulnerable

This is our task as parents: to bring enough love and presence to our children’s vulnerability.

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The First Connection

Your browser does not support the video tag. Dr. Lane Strathearn describes the enduring nature of the mother-child bond and how that sets...

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