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The importance of secure attachment for infant mental health

The importance of secure attachment for infant mental health Attachment theory has provided both a language of relationships and a wide body of research that has confirmed just how important a positive and joyful relationship between babies and their parents can be. Secure attachment, which is built up by everyday sensitive and appropriately responsive parenting, means a child will be more likely to grow up in a way that will enable them to make the most of their life's opportunities. On the other hand, very insecure attachment, which often is a marker for maltreatment, puts the child at a greatly increased risk for exhibiting a range of antisocial behaviour, as well as significant emotional and mental health difficulties in later life. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Health Visiting Mark Allen Group

The importance of secure attachment for infant mental health

Journal of Health Visiting , Volume 1 (4): 8 – Apr 1, 2013

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Publisher
Mark Allen Group
Copyright
Copyright © 2013 MA Healthcare Limited
ISSN
2050-8719
eISSN
2052-2908
DOI
10.12968/johv.2013.1.4.210
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Abstract

Attachment theory has provided both a language of relationships and a wide body of research that has confirmed just how important a positive and joyful relationship between babies and their parents can be. Secure attachment, which is built up by everyday sensitive and appropriately responsive parenting, means a child will be more likely to grow up in a way that will enable them to make the most of their life's opportunities. On the other hand, very insecure attachment, which often is a marker for maltreatment, puts the child at a greatly increased risk for exhibiting a range of antisocial behaviour, as well as significant emotional and mental health difficulties in later life.

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Journal of Health VisitingMark Allen Group

Published: Apr 1, 2013

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