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Based on John Bowlby’s Attachment Theory
By: Tara Hearne (Psychology Intern at Secure Start®) and Colby Pearce
Relational styles in children can be broken down into four main categories:
A child with a secure relational style has an established sense of trust in their primary caregivers and the world. They feel safe in being able to interact with others and explore their environment with their caregiver acting as a secure base. Children with a secure relational style may show distress at being left by their caregiver but on their caregivers return, are easily comforted and return quickly back to play and exploration. Secure children feel comfortable expressing their emotions and seek and accept comfort from their caregivers when feeling distressed. These children have a positive view of themselves and others.
A child with an insecure-avoidant relational style typically does not show…
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