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    What attachment is? 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…

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    they either have secure or insecure attachment. Secure and Insecure attachment on a child starts with the parent and how much bonding it got as an infant, and continues as they get older. I also believe that it can develop from genetics as well as your environment. The characteristics of a securely attached child are, becoming upset as their parents leave, but becoming happy when their parents return. Besides “seeking comfort from their parents as their frightened, they also prefer their parents…

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    Attachment is commonly referred to as an important developmental attribute in younger infants and children . It is a crucial bond formed between an individual and their primary care giver and according to Bowlby, it is critically important to the child that this bond is formed ( Cassidy, 1999). Bowlby emphasized the importance of the primary caregivers and the impact that they have upon a child. For example, if an infant fails to form a secure, affectionate attachment with the mother or main…

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    Nowadays, one of the most accepted views regarding a child’s emotional tie to his caregiver as an evolved response that promotes survival is the ethological theory of attachment. This theory was first introduced by John Bowlby, who argued that the quality of attachment to the caregiver has deep and crucial implications for the child’s emotions, especially those feelings which relate to security and to the capacity to form trusting relationships. Moreover, it was Bowlby’s belief that infants,…

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    Attachment disorder is a disorder where the child has the conflict of not being able to show any sort of affection to their parent at times this can be difficult because this can cause problems throughout the person's life. This disorder can happen to children that have parents as well as foster children. The disorder is caused by the feeling of insecurity with their parents or caused by the death of their parents. It can also be caused by the abandonment of a child that was forced into a foster…

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    “Bowlby believed that attachment behaviors are instinctive and will be activated by any conditions that seem to threaten the achievement of proximity, such as separation, insecurity and fear” (McLeod, 2016). Bowlby created 3 theories of attachment that young children have towards their mothers. First is secure attachment; it is where a toddler is securely attached to his caregivers and will openly explore when they are present. The secure child can engage with strangers and often become upset…

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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…

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    Feral children, also known as wild children, are children who have grown up with little to no human contact. They are unaware of social human behaviour and language. This leads the children having delays in the development of their neural and psychological systems which support socio-emotional functioning. There are also ethical issues that arise when attempting to re-socialise a feral child. It is important for these children to be reintroduced into human life slowly and given sufficient care…

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    Children are like Kitchen-Aid mixer, they need attachments to function at the best of their ability. Attachments are the key necessity to a child's development, without any attachments children tend to become frightened, withdrawn and unable to develop speech. Along with this the children can be at risk for physical, psycholgical and social problems. Their serotonin levels can be altered due to a lack of attachment as well. However, when a child does have attachments in their development they…

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    Introduction Children in this current generation are born and brought up differently compared to the past generations. This has been made possible due to the improvement in technology, as well as, the living standards. Education, being the key value, has played an important role in cognitive development in children which has made many changes in the normal way of life. For example, education has made children become more conversant with their rights. Also parents have become more involved in…

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