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Insecure attachment can cause codependency

Insecure bonding between a parent and child can have long-term repercussions in a child’s life as they turn into an adult. It can of course also affect how adult children attract others for relationships and form those relationships.  Insecure bonding can lead to codependency later in a person’s life, according to researcher Holly J Piper […]

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Attachment theory and gay parents

While straight people may be the predominant parents in society, attachment theory doesn’t apply exclusively to them. As illustrated in a recent post from the Wall Street Journal, attachment affects how gay and lesbian parents connect to their children as well. A gay man asked columnist Sue Shellenbarger: “Q:Your article on the impact on children […]

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Insecure attachment can lead to obesity

A new University of Illinois study finds that insecure attachment between a parent and child can lead to that child developing obesity by resorting to emotional eating. “If your mother regularly punished or dismissed your anger, anxiety or sadness instead of being sensitive to your distress and giving you strategies for handling those feelings, you […]

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Your guide to attachment parenting

Attachment parenting can seem scary to some, odd to others, with parents following sometime strict rules and seeming too close to their kids. But despite cultural misconceptions, myths and misrepresentations, there are many benefits to attachment parenting. As WeWomen.com writeThe emotional attachment, which parents create through compassion and respect for their children, is like an […]

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