Attachment Connection Parenting a Secure and Confident Child Using the Science of Attachment Theory

ISBN-10: 1572245204
ISBN-13: 9781572245204
Edition: 2008
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Book details

List price: $18.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Publication date: 6/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

This book teaches parents to understand how their child's brain is developing at each stage of growth, how to foster social skills, and how attunement to their baby's needs offers parents the basic building blocks to raise a healthy, securely attached child. By understanding the role of secure attachment and affect regulation in development, parents of children age birth to five will leam how to create a secure environment so that their child can grow into their fullest potential.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
A Paradigm Shift: Increasing the Focus on Your Child's Emotional Development
Purpose of This Book
Definition of Terms
Attachment Matters
Setting the Scene: Reconnecting with the Natural Instinct for Attachment
Attachment Defined
The History of Attachment Theory
Organized Attachment Styles
Disorganized Attachment
Comparing Organized and Disorganized Attachment
Internal Working Models: We All Have Early Childhood Experiences
Attachment Categories over Time
What Secure Children Learn
What Insecure-Avoidant and -Ambivalent Children Learn
What Disorganized Children Learn
Temperament and Attachment
You Don't Have to Parent the Way You Were Parented
Parents Need to Be Good Enough, Not Perfect
In a Nutshell: Attachment Security Is Built with Parental Attunement and Sensitivity
What's Behind the Face
Setting the Scene: Visualizing the Interior World of the Brain
Entrainment: Synchronizing Two Systems
Shaping Your Baby's Brain
Two Brains Meet: Nonverbal Communication Between You and Your Baby
Shifting to the Right: Making Time to Tune In to Your Child
Helping Your Child Pass Through the Survival Gates
Building Regulated Brains: How Parents Help
Emotional Regulation and Dysregulation: Case Examples
Wiring Optimal Arousal Ranges into the Autonomic Nervous System
In a Nutshell: Regulate Negative Emotions While Enhancing Positive Emotions
Crossing into a New Ocean: Pregnancy, Birth, and the Newborn Period
Setting the Scene: The Transition to Parenthood
Marriages, Commitments, and Other Necessary Ingredients
It Really Does Take a Village: Your Support System
Work Absorption: Balancing Home and Work
Building Your Family Infrastructure: Expect Change
Pregnancy
Fetal Movement
Approaching the Birth
The New Ocean: After Your Baby Is Born
The Newborn Period
Keys to Attachment
In a Nutshell: Take Care of Yourselves
We're Still Breathing! The Two-Month-Old
Setting the Scene: Jordan's Need for Contact
Developmental Milestones: Building Connection as Your Baby Grows
Cultivating Secure Attachment in the Two-Month-Old
Play and Attachment in the Two-Month-Old
Parent Focus: Reentering the Adult World
Living in the Charm: Pippa's Response to Her New Three-Month-Old Cousin
There Is Someone in There! The Four-Month-Old
Setting the Scene: China's Need for Predictable Interactions
Developmental Milestones: Building Connection as Your Baby Grows
Cultivating Secure Attachment in the Four-Month-Old
Play and Attachment in the Four-Month-Old
Parent Focus: Celebrations
Living in the Charm: Daniel's Attempt to Help
Knowing the Clan: The Six-Month-Old
Setting the Scene: Corey and His Young Mother
Developmental Milestones: Building Connection as Your Baby Grows
Cultivating Secure Attachment in the Six-Month-Old
Play and Attachment in the Six-Month-Old
Parent Focus: A Night Off
Living in the Charm: Randy's Gift from Heaven
There's a Stranger Amongst Us! The Nine-Month-Old
Setting the Scene: Amy's Struggle for Exploration
Developmental Milestones: Building Connection as Your Baby Grows
Cultivating Secure Attachment in the Nine-Month-Old
Play and Attachment in the Nine-Month-Old
Parent Focus: Family Vacations
Living in the Charm: Kara Finds Her Beat!
Free at Last: The Twelve-Month-Old
Setting the Scene: Max's Attempts to Take Care of His Mother
Developmental Milestones: Building Connection as Your Baby Grows
Cultivating Secure Attachment in the Twelve-Month-Old
Play and Attachment in the Twelve-Month-Old
Parent Focus: A Day at the Amusement Park
Living in the Charm: August's Social Protocol
I Think, Therefore I Am: The Eighteen-Month-Old
Setting the Scene: Morgan's Terror
Developmental Milestones: Building Connection as Your Toddler Grows
Cultivating Secure Attachment in the Eighteen-Month-Old
Play and Attachment in the Eighteen-Month-Old
Parent Focus: A Single Dad at Play
Living in the Charm: Owen's Learning How to Count
Where Did He Hear That Word? The Two-Year-Old
Setting the Scene: Cohen's Struggle with His Mother
Developmental Milestones: Building Connection as Your Toddler Grows
Cultivating Secure Attachment in the Two-Year-Old
Play and Attachment in the Two-Year-Old
Parent Focus: A Day at the Spa
Living in the Charm: Tess's Push Back
Shifting to the Left: The Three-Year-Old
Setting the Scene: Kierra's Working for Attention
Developmental Milestones: Building Connection as Your Preschooler Grows
Cultivating Secure Attachment in the Three-Year-Old
Play and Attachment in the Three-Year-Old
Parent Focus: Floor Time for Dad
Living in the Charm: Valerie's Perplexity
I Can Do It Myself: The Four-Year-Old
Setting the Scene: Dennis's Need for Unstructured Time
Developmental Milestones: Building Connection as Your Preschooler Grows
Cultivating Secure Attachment in the Four-Year-Old
Play and Attachment in the Four-Year-Old
Parent Focus: Health-Conscious Parents
Living in the Charm: Jack's Curiosity
Baby on the Go
Child Care Research
Quality of Child Care
More Options Are Needed
Family and Medical Leave Act
In Parting: Attachment Matters
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