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|Parents of securely attached children have the ability to make themselves available to their child for comfort and support when she needs them (called a safe haven), and to allow her the freedom to follow her curiosity and explore her world in safe ways when she is ready to (called a secure base). This secure relationship gives the child confidence that someone will be available to help her when she needs it. She develops a model of other people as dependable, and of herself as deserving of loving care. These models of the self and of others form the foundation of health that the securely attached baby will carry with her for life.
—excerpted from “Attachment Theory in Everyday Live,” by Lauren Lindsey Porter,Mothering issue no. 154, May–June 2009. ©Mothering Magazine, Inc., 2009
trottin', pole dancing, Norway and Sweden lovin' , ,WOHM Kiddos born 12/11/06 and 08/09/08
with #3 EDD:01/2013 So in love with my sweet Swede and my bonus-son 10/25/98
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I believe that you can't spoil a baby. But I believe that a parent's AP responses to their child need to be changed to accomodate the child as he/she grows and enters other stages in life. ...
I don't know, does that make any sense?
but everything has pros and cons