Attachment is a firm connection or bond that exists between two people. Usually the attachment is emotional and in the case of attachment between an infant and caregiver, is necessary in the beginning for survival purposes. Attachment does not need to be mutual between two individuals and in fact can be one-sided.
Why is it important?
Attachment begins in newborn children so they can have all their needs met for survival. Babies are dependent on their parents for food, temperature control, staying clean and dry, discomfort and for soothing. As children grow, attachment helps them to thrive and feel safe and secure. They learn how facial expressions and actions reflect feelings and emotions by what they model from their