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Attachment Disorder

Attachment is the deep connection established between a child and caregiver that profoundly affects your child's development, ability to develop relationships and express emotions. Children with attachment disorders or other attachment problems have difficulty connecting to others and managing their own emotions. This results in a lack of trust and self-worth, a fear of getting close to anyone, anger, and a need to be in control. A child with an attachment disorder feels unsafe and alone. Attachment disorders are the result of negative experiences in this early relationship. If young children feel repeatedly abandoned, isolated, powerless, or uncared for - for whatever reason - they will learn that they can’t depend on others and the world is a dangerous and frightening place.


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