Importance of forming an attachment bond

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Importance of forming an attachment bond

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The Attachment Bond is the bond that's created by the emotional connection between an infant and its primary caretaker. The Attachment Bond happens with only one person; that's really, really important. You don't have multiple Attachment Bonds. The baby can bond to many people, but the attachment is with one person. And that relationship is based on an emotional exchange between the baby and the caretaker, and it affects the way the baby's brain develops. That's why it's so hugely important. It affects the baby's - What will happen in terms of the the baby's physical development, its mental development, its social development and its emotional development.

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Jeanne Segal, PhD

Psychologist & Author

Jeanne Segal is a mother and grandmother with an MA degree in psychology and PhD in sociology. She is an author whose books have been translated into 13 languages. Dr. Segal is the developer and content editor of Helpguide.org, a nonprofit website that helps people help themselves. Helpguide attracts over 1 million viewers a week and collaborates with the publishing arm of Harvard Medical School. One of the topics covered on the Helpguide.org website that is dearest to her heart is infant mental health.

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