Attatchments 1

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  • Attachments
    • What is an attatchment?
      • A close emotional bond to another person
      • An attachment keeps people in close proximity and ensures the survival of an infant
    • Why are they important?
      • Social Development: Learning how to get along with others. Acting responsibly and morally.
      • Emotional Development: Confidence, trusting, higher self esteem and less aggression.
      • Cognitive Development: Securely attatched children are more resourceful, have longer attention spans and are more confident in attempting problems
    • How do attatchments develop?
      • Pre-attachment phase: 1.5-3 months.Child Develops and attraction to other human beings in preference to physical aspects of the environment.  Begins smiling.
      • Indiscriminate  attatchment phase: 3-7 months: Child begins to discriminate between familiar and unfamiliar people. Will allow strangers to handle them
      • Discriminate attatchment phase: 7/8 months: Child begins to develop specific attatchments. Stays close to mother and becomes distressed if not. Avoids closeness with unfamiliar people. Develops object permanance
      • Multiple attatchemnt phase: 9 months onwards: Child develops strong additional ties with other major caregivers. Fears  of  strangers weakens. Strongest bond is still with mother,

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