Attachment Part 4: Infants and Beyond

The Long Term Influence of Attachment Patterns

As children grow older the quality of their attachment to their parent influences how much they trust their parents. Parents are an important source of knowledge, advice and information for children and adolescents. Teens and older children are far more likely to rely on and trust parents when they enjoy a secure relationship with them. As children mature, they begin to form attachments with close friends, and, as teens, sometimes to romantic partners. These do not replace . . .

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