Attachment Behavior In Early Childhood

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Children will identify their caregiver as a “superhero” if they know they can depend on them and they are confident that their caregiver will respond positively to their needs. This connection they have with each other is called attachment.
In his book called, “A Short Introduction to Attachment and Attachment Disorder”, Pearce defined attachment as a “term used to describe the dependency relationship a child develops towards his or her primary caregivers”.
He also included the following Attachment behavior that is formed during the early years:
 Eye-to-eye gaze
 Reaching
 Smiling
 Signalling or calling to
 Holding,
 Clinging or protesting separation
 Seeking to be picked up
 Pouting
 Searching
 Verbal Engagement/ Need Expression

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