Posts Tagged ‘attachment roots’

Attachment Roots Day 6: Being Known

Attachment Roots Day 6: Being Known. We’ve arrived at our final stop on our journey through the attachment roots. In the sixth year of life, the capacity to want to be fully known opens up. This is the age when it occurs to children that their parents don’t automatically know all their thoughts. If the…

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Attachment Roots Day 5: LOVE 💕

Day 5 of Attachment Roots: In the fifth year of life the capacity to attach through LOVE opens up. So tender, so vulnerable, the capacity to attach in this way requires a deep sense of safety. Four and five year-olds, if they move into this mode of attachment, are filled with hearts: drawings of hearts,…

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Attachment Roots Day 4: Significance

Welcome to day 4 of our journey down the attachment roots! The attachment root that we will explore today is where things can “go off the rails” as one of my colleagues at the Neufeld Institute describes it. This means that we are now getting into much more vulnerable territory than we have been in…

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Beyond ‘Baby Bonding’

When most of us hear the word “attachment”, especially if we live in progressive cities like Portland, it brings up images of attachment parenting groups, extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping and delayed or no vaccinations. This is the “attachment parenting” espoused by Dr. Sears and rigidly embraced by many parents looking for a lifeline when they find…

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