We are all wired to attach to our parents or caregivers. How we develop this attachment will affect how we interact with others and cope with our environment and our level of emotional resilience.
Understanding attachment style can help us recognise potential problems or challenges in our child's development and behaviour and seek help and support to make a positive change.
Attachment styles are patterns in relationships formed with our parents from conception to age 6. Attachment is formed based on how our parent figures respond to us when we are distressed. When parents are attuned, predictable, and able to self-regulate, we develop secure attachments; when they are not, problems can occur.