The Parental Care And Attachment Theory

The Parental Care And Attachment Theory

Attachment theory

Introduction

From nature, every relationship starts with a bond created at a given time in one's life. Attachment theory explains the degree of association between the parents and their children. Parents should attach themselves to their children to help them meet their basic needs and avoid them from stressing themselves. Parents also have the role of showing love to their children.

John Bowlby with James Robertson came up with this theory, to explain the reasons as to why children keep on being affected by the absence of their parents even if they are being taken care of by other caring guardians. They, therefore, explained how the parent-child relationship should come out strong to have sustained and healthy growth.

Assumptions of attachment theory

The theory goes by the assumption that human beings adapt to given behaviors in their lives.

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