Different Forms Of Attachment Within Parent Child Relationships

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Relationships
As many people already know, a relationship is the way two or more people are connected whether it is tied to a relationship with your family, peers, and/or intimate relationships. A person can have different types of relationships with different people, and each group is different. For example, when a person is in an intimate relationship, they are going to engage in it differently than they would with their peers. There are boundaries set with every bond that a person has with each individual. In one of the articles, it was said that Bowlby’s theory specifies that attachment recognized in parent-child relationships will determine the value of relationships formed during one’s adulthood years (Caron, A., Lafontaine, M., Bureau, J., Levesque, C., & Johnson, S. M., 2012).
There are several different forms of attachment when it comes to a child and the caregiver. Most children experience secure attachment in which they show some distress when their caregiver leaves, but are able to compose themselves and continue to do whatever they were doing, because they know the caregiver is going to return. Having a secure attachment with a parent(s), makes the child feel protected and are able to depend on them returning. Family relationships can be very important when an adolescent is growing up and transitioning into his/her adulthood. Children look up to their parents and learn from their behaviors. In fact, children observe their parents’ patterns and develop an overall…

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