Did you know?
According to what is known as the Attachment Theory, a strong physical and emotional bond with our mother or father (the primary caretaker) during the first few years of life is crucial for a child's development. If strong bonds are formed, a child will feel safe and secure, which gives them the confidence to explore their surroundings. If those same bonds are weak, a child will feel the need to keep themselves rooted, and as a result, feels afraid to leave or explore a world full of unknowns. Insecurely attached children may have trouble understanding and processing their feelings and forming healthy relationships later in life.