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What’s essential for healthy child development

The principal developmental task of the first year of life is the
 establishment of a secure attachment between infant and primary caregiver.
 For this bond of emotional communication to develop, the caregiver must be psychologically and biologically attuned to the child’s needs, emotions, and
 mental state. Beyond the basic function of secure attachment — 
which […]

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How stress is related to attachment and trauma

The stress response is critical to understanding the neurobiology of trauma and attachment disorder. Stress is an automatic physiological response to any situation that is threatening, overwhelming, or requires adjustment to change. The stress response includes many physical changes, such as increased heart rate and breathing, and inhibited digestion and immune response, triggered by stress […]

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