Attachment is a deep, enduring emotional bond that connects one person to another across time and space. In a parent, attachment is an urge to protect and nurture. In a child, attachment is a physiological, emotional, cognitive, and social phenomenon. It is critical to a child’s survival.
For a parent and child, attachment can begin well before birth. However, the real work of developing healthy attachments starts once your child arrives, ready to connect, observing the world around her, with you at the very center of it all.
As you bond with your child and help her bond with others, you are helping her develop healthy attachments. These emotional connections promote a sense of security, and allow your child to explore the world around her with confidence and curiosity.