in order for the attachments to develop smoothly in a new family, there is one key element that predicts relative success--the parent's understanding of their own relationship history.
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When our parents respond to us in consistent, sensitive and loving ways, we form secure attachments with them, and this gives us the confidence to learn, grow and thrive.
You don't need any special gear or to be attached at the hip 24-7 to create a bond. I think instead you need to spend time with them, to get to know them intimately, and to meet them where they are.
From the proper medical attention to the mother's state of mind, we are learning more and more about how a baby's in utero world impacts its post birth life and life long emotional development.
Motherhood is not about words or biology. It's about trust and nurturing and love. It's the cooing and the gaze your baby gives you when they hear your voice, it's the innate need they have to be close to you.
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