Spotlight on Development
By:Kathleen Kelley, MA & Michele Rogers, PhD
Mothers instinctively know the value of the care they provide their children. In recent years, scientists have started to understand the value of motherhood as well. In the past 50 years or so, psychologists and others have studied attachment, the bond between a caregiver and child. This article is focused on the most likely first caregivers: mothers. Fathers, grandparents, and other adults can, of course, also be a child’s primary caregivers.
A secure attachment relationship is crucial to person’s healthy development. Attachment is […]