“Feelings of security and trust emerge in infants and toddlers when they have intimate, reciprocal, continuing relationships with adults. Secure attachment bonds serve important purposes for infants and toddlers. They allow children to develop a sense that the world is a responsive place. From this orientation, they are free to venture out into the environment, exploring the world and managing the stress that exploration can produce. Attachment facilitates feelings in infants and toddlers that they can make things happen in their physical, social and emotional environments” (Albrecht and Miller, 2001).
Additional Websites and Videos
Attachment: Why it is crucial for your baby. (April 2011). Retrieved from http://www.babycenter.com/0_attachment-why-its-crucial-for-your-baby_10349909.bc
Balaban, N. (2006). Easing the separation process for infants, toddlers, and families. Beyond the journal, November 2006, 1-8.
Honig, A. (2002). Secure relationships: Nurturing infant/toddler attachment in early care settings. Washington, D.C.: NAEYC.