Posts Tagged ‘attachment’

Attachment Roots Day 3: Belonging/Loyalty

The possessiveness of the two-year-old is familiar to all of us (“MY mama!”) and is a sign of this attachment root in action. Loyalty to us can be seen when the child seeks to “protect” us from a perceived threat or when they announce that they will live with us “forever.” More importantly, though, is that…

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Attachment Roots Day 1: Senses

One of Dr. Neufeld’s great contributions to attachment science is his model of the Six Attachment Roots. If you have ever taken a class me, or through the Neufeld Institute, you have heard about these roots as they are central to the Neufeld Paradigm. The first root,  referred to as ‘Senses’ or ‘Proximity’, is the…

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Is Your Child Easy to Parent?

So often parents come to my office or my classes perplexed and distraught about the difficulties they are having in parenting their child. “But I couldn’t love them more!” they often tell me; and it is clear that this is true. Lack of love from parent to child is never, thankfully, the issue for the…

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