The Development of Attachment in Infants, part 3

Infant Attachment part 3: Factors That Influence Attachment

Quality of Caregiving

The security of attachment is influenced by the quality of care an infant receives. For the most part:

♥ Secure infants have responsive, attuned caregivers

Attuned parents are sensitive to their child’s signals. During infancy these parents respond, but do not lead or overwhelm. They sensitively withdraw when their infant disengages. Parents who are attuned can view things from their child’s perspective and adjust responses to their child’s needs. In . . .

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