Attachment Disorders In Children

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Attachment Disorders
Children that are placed into community homes or grow up in a dysfunctional family develop very similar psychological characteristics. Children that grow up in these environments usually experience some sort of disruptive attachment to their primary caregiver or parent, they are not in a stable environment, and they are usually exposed to multiple caregivers throughout their life. All of these factors have been connected to attachment disorders in some way. Though these same factors may have more or less of an impact on the child depending on their environment as a whole. There has been little research done on this condition, but it has been found that if the child is placed in a supportive and healthy environment that
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By definition attachment is an enduring emotional bond that exists between a child and a primary caregiver; thus an attachment disorder is when children develop abnormal attachments or relations with caregivers, adults or other children. Children that grow up with parents that are really involved with their development and care are securely attached to their parents (Barnett, 1999, pp.172-192). For example; a child whose parent takes time to read to them, play with them and do other activities with them as they grow will create a very close bond with their child. Children that are raised with parents that are not as involved in their development are not as attached and are not as sure about making new relationships with other caregivers or peers. Just like the example above, if the parents do not take the time to do things with their child as they grow and develop they will not create a bond with their parents and have trouble bonding with others.
Causes
The causes of attachment disorders has not been pinpointed to specific patterns or actions; although scientists have been able to link together some events that can lead to the creation of an attachment disorder. Most of them include what children are exposed
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Attachment disorders are very commonly found in adopted children which is why it is not very surprising that I had it, and my parents being insufficient and inconsistent parents made my condition even worse (Harden, 2004, pp.31-47). Unlike most children with an attachment disorders my parents were verbally abusive so I developed a very poor self-esteem also. My self-esteem issues contributed to my other symptoms such as behavioral problems for instance; being overly defiant, lying, and shyness. (Barnett, 1999, pp.172-192). Defiance and lying were my ways of being able to pretend that I was a normal kid; it made it easier to lie about everything and pretend that I was normal and that I did not have a lot of things wrong with me. By defying my parents it gave me power to define my own boundaries and limits as I saw fit and it gave me control. Shyness was the downside of my attachment disorder. I was shy because I was unsure of myself and had little to no self-confidence, so staying with a group of people that I knew and was comfortable with made it easier to handle crowds and meeting new

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