Attachment

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attachment-connected-babyEvery time you start your day, you draw on the emotional attachment processes your brain built as a baby.

Perhaps you wish your partner a good day at work, give the dog one last fond pat, confidently place your youngest child in the arms of her childminder, worry whether your older child is going to patch things up with his mates at school, and turn your mind nervously to the meeting you will shortly be having with your manager.

All of these experiences travel personalised neural circuits, not in place when you were born which which you had laid down largely by the time you were one year of age.

It is astounding to realise how much of our adult lives are influenced by experiences we had before we could walk, talk, or consciously remember.

For more insights into attachment and connection, see our connected baby guides and films.

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