Attached at the heartstrings

All children want a deep and enduring connection with their parents. This relationship, called attachment, influences every aspect of your child’s development.

It’s important to remember that attachment is not something you do to your child. It is the relationship you and your child create together.

When a securely-attached child is challenged with a difficult task, he will look to his parents for a solution. As he matures, he becomes more independent. Parents who are encouraging and supportive help their child separate easily, develop a sense of competence, and feel securely attached and able to explore her environment.

Here’s a parenting tip: play games together so your child can practice taking turns and sharing.

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