Parental Sensitivity and Secure Attachment


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Parental Sensitivity and Secure Attachment
The healthy emotional development of a child is largely contingent on the parenting style and behavior of the child’s caregivers, typically the parents. Parental sensitivity in particular is associated with secure attachment in the child. Such sensitivity provides the foundation for the child to achieve positive developmental outcomes, and to carry those outcomes into an emotionally and socially healthy adulthood.
The concept of parental sensitivity is, of course, as old as the human race. Most parents have an innate emotional link to their children that causes them to be sensitive to their children’s needs. However, as infant development became a subject for scientific study in...
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