All parents want what’s best for their children and creating a secure attachment bond will give your child the best start in life. These resources will help you build an empowering bond of safety and security with your child.
Secure attachment is the deep, lasting emotional connection between a child and his or her caregiver that sets the stage for trust and relationship throughout life. This all-important emotional bond promotes optimal brain development and sets the stage for the ability to express emotions and develop fulfilling relationships.
The secure attachment bond is not based only on physical closeness—as commonly believed—but rather is created by the quality of nonverbal communication between an infant and his or her caretaker. While it’s easiest to form this secure attachment bond with your child in the first few years of life, it can be formed later in life.
Secure attachment and parenting
- What is Secure Attachment and Bonding? Understanding the Different Ways of Bonding and Communicating with Your Child
- How to Build a Secure Attachment Bond with Your Baby: Parenting Tips for Creating a Strong Attachment Relationship
- (Video) Creating Secure Infant Attachment: Helping Your Baby Get the Best Possible Start in Life
- Attachment Issues and Reactive Attachment Disorder: Symptoms, Treatment, and Hope for Children with Insecure Attachment
Emotional intelligence toolkit
- Emotional Intelligence Toolkit: Program for Managing Overwhelming Stress and Emotions
- When Your Baby Won’t Stop Crying: How to Comfort and Soothe an Upset or Colicky Baby
- Choosing the Best Nanny: Tips for Evaluating the Best Nanny and Childcare for You and Your Family
- Attachment and Adult Relationships: How the Attachment Bond Shapes Adult Relationships