Attachment and Behavior

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Do you have children with challenging behavior in your care? In this training by Carrie Frasch, you will learn and understand the characteristics of secure and insecure child attachment and the effects attachment can have with children’s behaviors.

  1. 3 Encourages children's development of social and emotional skills
  • A Understands and accepts children’s age-appropriate emotional responses (i.e., crying, tantrums)
  • b. Considers temperament and individual differences when interacting with children and planning experiences
  • c. Encourages pre/postnatal bonding
  • e. Helps children cope with separation and transition
  • f. Uses tone, words, and gestures to let children know they are respected
  • g. Provides opportunities for children to help, to make choices, and to do things for themselves
  • h. Recognizes children’s efforts rather than their accomplishments, intelligence, or personality
  • Recognizes when children show self-discipline and self-control
  • j. Finds ways to help children feel successful, identify and pursue interests, and develop a sense of personal identity
  • k. Uses empathy to help children recognize and understand their emotions
  • m. Encourages children to value and appreciate each other’s strengths
  • ·n. Helps children build upon their strengths and work on their challenges
  • p. Encourages cooperative work or play
  • q. Provides families with information and strategies to promote social and emotional development
  1. 4 Helps Children Achieve Self-Regulation and Develop Coping Skills
  • Provides opportunities for children to make meaningful choices
  • Analyzes and adjusts expectations and activities based on the child’s ongoing needs and energy levels
  • Provides an adequate level of stimulation for children, keeping them interested without overwhelming them.
  • Investigates and provides for children’s sensory preferences.
  • Creates an environment and provides strategies that help children:
    • Manage strong emotions and calm themselves
    • Cope with fear, anger, and frustration
    • Use language to share their needs
    • Consider the needs of others
    • Use problem-solving and conflict resolution strategies
Additional Information


  • Introduction
  • Housekeeping
  • What is attachment?
  • Why is attachment important?
  • Who is John Bowlby?
  • Harlow and Zimmerman experiment.
  • Four phases of attachment development.
  • Characteristics of children with insecure attachment.
  • Characteristics of children with secure attachment.
  • Fostering secure relationships with the child.
  • Questions/Comments
  • Wrap Up
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