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NNJ. 2014; 3(3): 9-13

Attachment Theory and Challenges of Secure Attachment

Radhika Anantha Krishna.


The word attachment is used frequently by mental health, child development and child protection workers but it has slightly different meanings in these different contexts. The first thing to know is that we humans create many kinds of bonds. A bond is a connection between one person and another. In the field of infant development, “attachment” refers to a special bond characterized by unique qualities that forms in maternal-infant or primary caregiver-infant relationships

Key words: Attachment, Child development

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