Good Attachment Theory

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Attachment theory describes the strong emotional and physical ties that infants have with their mothers by helping to keep at least one parent in close proximity. The attachment is an invisible tie that infants have with their mothers and it assists to protect the child and help it in its development. That bond is influenced by, but is not dependent on the attachment behaviors of crying, smiling, and closeness. In order for a child to attach securely, the child needs to feel they are secure and can rely on at least one parent for assistance. For proper growth and development, from birth to death, human beings need intimate and caring relationships. Ideally, these loving relationships should be found in the individual’s family of origin. Good…show more content…
They both posit that children need healthy relationships with their primary caregivers to ensure healthy development. Childhood secure attachment is so crucial for a child’s development. It is the basis on which individuals use to define later relationships. The best kind of attachment is where the caregiver is dependable and reacts immediately to the child’s needs, which teaches a child they can rely on the adult to help them in future situations. When infants and children have this kind of attachment, they carry the feelings of attachment into subsequent close relationships, seeking to the same interactions that they had in their early attachment…show more content…
A transitional character is a person who changes the trajectory of his lineage, which can be a positive or a negative alteration in the ancestral line. The best transitional characters are people who have come from homes of neglect, abuse, and/or negative interactions, and have altered their futures by becoming the person who breaks the chain of destructive patterns. Both of my parents are transitional characters and I have long admired them for being able to change the course of their familial lines. The topics that we were required to read this week strengthened my respect and admiration for their strengths and their determination to be different than their fathers were. Because of their abilities to change their course of life, they have also changed the immediate course of eight of their offspring and their thirty-six grandchildren. It has already had a rippling effect across two generations of offspring, who knows how long their legacy will last…hopefully,
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