Child Development: Healthy Attachment
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... of Healthy Attachment According to Kaduson and Schaefer (2006, p.267), “a healthy attachment allows for a balance between the toddler’s developmentally appropriate exploratory drive and need for emotional reassurance and support.” A healthy attachment between an infant and the caregiver has two components. First component is the infant’s needs that he wants the caregiver to fulfill, and the second component is the timely response of the caregiver. The attachment occurs when the infant has a sure feeling that the parent or the caregiver will always be there to fulfill his needs of hunger, thirst, clothing, cleaning, and the like. When the caregiver gives a timely response to the infant, this gives...