Attachment styles are characterized by different ways of interacting and behaving in relationships. During early childhood, these attachment styles are centered on how children and parents interact.
In healthy parent-child relationships, a secure attachment develops when a child’s caregiver functions as a safe base for the child to explore their environment.
Here are some of the aspects of parent-child relationships that lead to secure attachment.
Attachment isn’t a magical, mystical, insubstantial thing within a person or relationship. It grows out of the way care-givers show up day in and day out with their children.