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Studies in the 1950s revealed that young children hospitalized without their parents respond first by crying for them, then by showing signs of despair, and finally by emotionally detaching from the parents and acting indifferent to their absence. This detachment is hard to repair and highly detrimental to a child's development-most children who feel they cannot rely on their parents grow up to become more emotionally insecure and less self-assured than their peers.
The Attachment Connection sorts out the facts from the fiction about parent-child attachment and shows how paying attention to the emotional needs of your child, particularly during the first five years of development, can help him or her grow up happy, secure, and confident. You'll discover how your child's brain is developing at each stage of growth and learn to use reasonable, easy-to-implement guidelines based on sound science to foster secure attachment, healthy social skills, and emotional regulation in your child.
- Paperback: 240 pages
- Publisher: New Harbinger Publications (June 1, 2008)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1572245204
- ISBN-13: 978-1572245204
- Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 6.3 x 0.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces
A life changing book that every parent should own.
During my doctoral psychology program I had the fortune of training under Dr. Newton’s supervision at St. Vincent de Paul Village. I can personally say that she is very attentive in all she does & has a special love for her work in the area of early childhood development (0-5yrs). Working under her direction I learned about utilizing the concepts she perfectly outlines in this book. The knowledge & understanding you can gain from this book is life changing & I say that without hesitation.
Scholarly but reader friendly
This is an ideal book for both professionals and parents who want to understand the science behind their baby’s brain development-and how this translates into every day interactions with your child. The author gives many case examples which help to illustrate the concepts. Reading this book can guide a new parents as they forge that essential first relationship with their baby. I am an early childhood consultant and found that while the book is steeped in well-documented research is is still accessible to the lay reader.
Good, but not perfect
Personnaly, the real life family stories in this book made me feel uncomfortable. They are all very black and white.
Great insight and answers…
As to why this type of parenting works and what makes it great. It helps explain the motivation behind attachment parenting as well as the relevance to the child’s growth and nurturing. While I don’t like to label my style of parenting, this is as close as it gets!
Excellent book! I wish every parent could read it
Excellent book! I wish every parent could read it. The theories are sound; they have been researched and have been proved. Children aren’t born with instruction manuals but this book is a good start! 🙂
Every new parent should read this. I am so glad I was recommended it by a friend now that my baby is only a few months old. My spouse and close family members are also currently reading it.
Easy to put into practice
As a psychology student and caregiver who sees Attachment Theory tested and used in many ways, I knew that there was some great information in here for parents who you are afraid might inadvertently suck as parents. It’s true and I have gifted it TWICE.
Came in great shape!
Love this book!
I love this book! It clearly defines what attachment is (secure, insecure and disorganized), how it’s created, what it looks like in childhood and how it appears in adulthood. After explaining the importance of attachment and parental responses to assist children in regulating their emotions, the book has chapters broken down by ages in months and then years for the first 5 years of life. I’ve really appreciated the simplicity of the book and how I can go to the chapter describing where my son is developmentally. I use the book for suggestions regarding play and to help me prepare for what to expect. I only wish the author had other books!
Up to date, easy to read, practical
Much of the research in this book is current. Dr. Newton is methodical in her presentation and gives useful, useable information for both parents and professional working with children or families.