Dr. Sears' Theory

Attachment Parenting

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·         Based on attachment theory, infant tendency to seek closeness to another person and feel secure around that person.·         children attach to parents because they are social beings for whom such relationship is natural and intrinsic, not only because they need other people to satisfy drives·          infant and caregiver develop a coordinated relationship, carer responds to infants signals of fear, distress, etc. and provide secure base for exploration·         Attachment parents typically work to make care giving arrangements that are sensitive to the child while balancing their own needs as well.·         Understand biological and psychological needs of the child, avoid unrealistic expectations from child.