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Child Attachment

Infants have an instinctual need to identify adults in their life as safe, supportive figures. Being a socially responsive, available, and protective parent when your child is young can help to create a bond that lasts a lifetime. Read on to learn more about the theory of attachment and how it applies to building a connected family.

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