David: Avoidant Or Appropriate Attachment?

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David is currently “of time” with his psychological development. When looking at psychological development it is important to understand the attachment history of the child. Davies (2011) states that a preschooler who appears to have had a secure attachment history will turn to adults for support when they are in distress believing that they will receive the help that they need. However a preschooler who appears to have had an avoidant attachment history will not turn to an adult for help when distress, believing that others cannot be relied upon for support (Davies, 2011). It is evident that David has an attachment history of avoidant or insecure attachment. David struggles to rely on his foster parents for support when distressed, as evident
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