Why is attachment important?
Attachment is directly linked to long-term emotional health. Secure attachment between you and your child promotes healthy development and plays an important role in their ability to develop healthy relationships later in life.
- Prenatal Attachment
Attachment with your baby starts before your baby is born and helps to improve your relationship with your baby and your baby’s mental and emotional well-being!
Skin-to-skin is the healthiest place to begin. Babies love skin-to-skin contact. Your bare chest is the best place for your baby to adjust to life outside the womb.
- Connecting with Your Child
Connecting with your child and building a healthy relationship is an important part of parenting. Your preschooler is learning independence and beginning to explore their environment independently.
Research has shown that secure attachment can help your child be better able to learn and cope with stress; feel confident, understand and share their feelings and have fewer behaviour problems. Insecure and disorganized attachment put children at increasing risk of problem behaviours and poor physical and mental health. Some examples include preschool and school-aged aggression, difficulty understanding and managing their emotions, and depression.1
Last modified on: December 3, 2015