In How Children Succeed written by Paul Tough, it talks about how attachments affect children later in the child’s life. Parents day to day time spent with their children create multiply type of attachments. These daily attachments help mold the child into the adult that they later become.
He talks about something called Early Nurturance. This is where we will be able to see if the children are attached to their parents or not. He gives the example of if parents went and took care of their child that was crying, the child would be more independent and intrepid than parents who let them cry it out became less independent.
Another way that researches have done to examine attachment for children’s was a mother would leave their child in a daycare and examined the child. After a couple of hours when the mother came back to check on her child, Ainsworth noted two distinct responses. He said that if they were joyful to see their mother come back to get them, the children would be securely attached. If the child wouldn’t want to go back with the mother, ignoring her arrival, Ainsworth would label those children anxiously attached. Ainswoth, also noted that the children who were securely attached would normally be able to cope with stress as they grew older, as the opposite was noted about the children that did not immediately go over to their mother.
Do you find this being true?