Attachment is a strong, lasting and comforting bond between a child and those who care for and protect him.
Attachment is present at birth and continues to grow as the child develops. Attachment primarily occurs between the ages of 6 to 12 months. At this age, the child develops strong attachment to one or several people who care for him.
Attachment helps a child acquire confidence in his own skills, feel good about himself and others, and learn.
Attachment will help develop confidence, which will impact a child’s:
- relationships with others
- ability to see the positive side of things
- readiness to learn.