Infant attachment- not all about the mum…

There is a line of thinking within mental health and child developmental work that emphasises above all else the importance of the attachment relationship for future physical and psychological well-being. People who identify as having an attachment-based therapeutic style often talk as if the sole determinant of this relationship is the carer’s sensitivity. However this paper adds to the growing body of evidence (see my Prezi from 2012 for a summary) that attachment has, in some circumstances, strong biological determinants. 

We will post again on this after the winter meeting, when there will be some fascinating talks about infant mental health. 


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