And importantly, our high priority attachment figures (aka the people we see the most of and really love) are intended to be enduring. These are not people who should disappear from our lives, neither are strong attachments something small children should “grow out of.” This is one reason why daycare employees can never imitate the potent power of the parent: A job is a job, and employees change cities or jobs with some regularity.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
My dear friend Judith sent me this link about why early socialization can be bad, and why pushing academics and sending children off to paid caregivers (especially big standardized ones) can lead to poor attachment. Amy, Alicia, and Sally, I think you might find the link interesting.