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Attachment Disorder

7 Awesome Life Lessons My Son With Down Syndrome Taught Me

John M. Simmons | Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents
John M. Simmons

Jack was fragile. He would require open heart surgery by the time he was 6-months-old. Any of us would have done anything to make him well, but there was nothing we could do. As I recalled our five months together, I realized that there were no regrets. That was the first lesson Jack taught me.

An Adoptive Father Thinking About Moses

Aaron Taylor | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Aaron Taylor

You know all those stories you hear about internationally adopted children instantly bonding with their new families? That wasn't the case with us. Instead, it was instant shock and horror.

Love More By Caring... Less

Posted 11.16.2012 | OWN

By Martha Beck How do you get your nearest and dearest to change their behavior? Simple: Stop giving a damn what they do, says Martha Beck. ...

When Kids Kill: A Tragic Failure of Attachment

Judith Acosta | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Judith Acosta

What is the explanation for kids who kill? For the kids who fail to internalize social norms? For the kids who grow into narcissists or psychopaths? Are they just born defective through some blameless anomaly?

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Challenge of Early Attachment

Julianne Idleman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Julianne Idleman

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.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': A for Attachment

Meredith L. Blake | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Meredith L. Blake

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.

PBS's 'This Emotional Life': The Invisible String of Attachment

Katherine Stone | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Katherine Stone

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.

Don't Date This Guy!

Dr. Jon LaPook | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dr. Jon LaPook

From the 1920s until the end of the 1960s, college home economic classes around the country borrowed infants from orphanages to be used as "practice babies." I kid you not.