Children 's Children Act Differently When Factors Such As Strangers, Parent Leaving, By Mary Ainsworth

901 Words Nov 15th, 2016 4 Pages
Per Mary Ainsworth, children act differently when factors such as strangers, parent leaving, etc. The child is aware of what is going on and can, depending on the style, be afraid of what will happen when the parent leaves or if they will come back. Some children are even fearful of the stranger and will act completely different. IN the following paragraphs, I will answer the following questions:
1. Type A – Insecure Avoidant
2. Type B - Secure
3. Type C – Insecure Ambivalent/ Resistant
4. Attachment styles were the result of early interactions with the mother.
Type A attachment is the first type of attachment and is also known as Insecure Avoidant Attachment. This form involves children that are independent and do not show stress when their “safe person”, like a mother, leaves the room. When the child is faced with meeting a stranger, they show no signs of stress and continue to play normally even when the mother is out of the room. Typically, people think that when a stranger arrives a child will show fear or become shy and will not want the mother to leave, but with type A, this is not the case. Even more strangely, the child will also show no interest when the mother returns and will continue playing with the stranger as they were before. Another shocking factor is that the mother and the stranger can equally comfort the child. For example, if the child were to get scared, the mother could pick up the child and calm them or the stranger could pick up the child and…

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