Neglect, physical abuse, and sexual abuse have profound immediate and long-term effects on a...Read More
Author: Arthur Becker-Weidman, Ph.D.
The bond between parents and child and the life long attachment that results are vital to the development of health relationships, personality, psychological development, and cognitive development. The Center for Family...Read More
Touching, rocking, eye contact, movement and physical closeness all will facilitate developmental attachment. Any activity that encourages reciprocity (such as pat-a-cake) and emotional attunement is helpful. Peek-a-boo with...Read More
Gail tells her seven-year-old daughter, Sally, to pick up the napkin Sally had dropped. As Sally crosses her arms a sad and angry pout darkens her face. Gail says, “Sally, I told you to pick up the napkin and throw it away. ”...Read More