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Attachment in Practice – Intro

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Attachment usually refers
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to the special nature of a relationship
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that's very close.
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A child's first attachment is vitally important.
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What it does is make the child feel safe and secure.
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Children who were securely attached as babies
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have a sense of trust and confidence in themselves
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because they grow up knowing that,
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"If something happens that I can't cope with,
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"there'll always be someone there to help sort it out."
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Securely-attached children do better at school.
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They are likely to be good at making friends
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and are able to get on well with life
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in many different ways.
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Their early attachment helps them to form
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close relationships later in life.
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Children who develop with insecure attachments
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are less likely to have these feelings
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because they've never had a secure base
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from which to develop trust and confidence.
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We're going to show
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how a secure attachment develops in practice
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using natural documentary sequences
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of carers and their children,
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and by talking to Dr. Pios Fanberg,
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who's been doing research into attachment
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and working with parents for many years.
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What is attachment?
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Attachment is as John Bowlby said;
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the bond which ties.
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It's the bond that ties the mother
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and the baby together.
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It emerges out of evolution.
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It developed in orders to protect us from predators.
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It is central to our very survival.
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What we're beginning to realize now
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is that it also central to our well-being.