Sunday, April 15, 2012

Video Post: Working Moms and Attachment Theory

I believe strongly in Attachment Theory as taught by John Bowlby and Mary Ainsworth who built upon his theory by conducting what is strangely called "The Strange Situation" because young children were put in a strange situation by the mother leaving and the researchers would watch the infants reaction WHEN THE PARENT/Caregiver RETURNED. If they cried but were comforted by their caregiver's return and would go off and play, they were secure; if they cried but could not be comforted by the caregiver but instead clung to the mother and wouldn't go play, they were anxiously attached;  if they didn't cry and barely seemed to notice when their caregiver left or returned, they were avoidantly attached.   For my video post on the subject,go to
http://youtu.be/9VuBjNUHc7A

5 comments:

  1. I love how you showed your family and used your personal experience through this movie. Great tips and very relatable.

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    1. Thank you. I'm glad you enjoyed it! Cheryl

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  2. I loved this post, and actualy mentioned it to a few new working moms that I know. Great imformation that is highly applicable! Thank you for sharing :)

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    1. Thank you for recommending this to your friends! Cheryl

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  3. Cheryl, this is such great information! I think it's really important for working moms to know about attachment and what a secure attachment versus insecure attachment pattern looks like. I have your video bookmarked for future reference!

    -Mary

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