Providing Loving Care And Security For Children

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Providing loving care and security for children is considered an important aspect of development. Secure bonds are created through interaction with the child and build trust through close, loving relationship between the caregiver or caregivers involved the life of a child. Babies form emotional ties to those who provide them with a feeling of safety and are a constant in the child’s life, making themselves familiar to the infant. Since infants are nonverbal, it is important for the parent to be interactive with their child, smiling, laughing, touching, holding tightly, playing, feeding, hugging and provide essential care in response to the infant’s cues. The type attachments vary in the relationship to those familiar to them and even with their parents (Berk, 2014). To answer the research question of whether or not securely attached infants and toddlers separation there is a balance in attachment behavior and exploration Mary Ainsworth and her colleagues hypothesized that securely attached infants and toddlers should use their parent as a secure base from which to explore an unfamiliar place, in this case a playroom? The hypothesis is: securely attached infant and toddlers will use their parents as a secure base to explore a playroom. To test their hypothesis a situation room was created to a child behaviors during and after brief separations and reunions with the parent (Berk, 2014).

From the standpoint of the ethological theory parents who meet…
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