A Secure Base (Routledge Classics) by John Bowlby

By John Bowlby

As Bowlby himself issues out in his creation to this seminal childcare publication, to be a winning mum or dad capacity loads of very exertions. Giving time and a focus to childrens capability sacrificing different pursuits and actions, yet for plenty of buyers those are unwelcome truths. Bowlby’s paintings confirmed that the early interactions among toddler and caregiver have a profound effect on an infant's social, emotional, and highbrow progress. arguable but powerfully influential to today, this vintage selection of Bowlby’s lectures bargains vital guidance for baby rearing in accordance with the the most important function of early relationships.

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37–41). Washington, DC: Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. , & Weatherston, D. ). (2002). Case studies in infant mental health: Risk, resiliency and relationships. Washington, DC: Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families. , & Bricker, D. (1999). ). Baltimore: Brookes. Stern, D. (1995). The motherhood constellation. New York: Basic Books. , & Weatherston, D. (2000). Guidelines for infant mental health practice. East Lansing: Michigan Association for Infant Mental Health.

Attachment during stress. San Francisco: Children’s Hospital and Medical Center. McDonough, S. (1993). Interaction guidance: Understanding and treating early infant-caregiver relationship disturbances. In C. H. ), Handbook of infant mental health (pp. 414–426). New York: Guilford Press. Meisels, S. (1996). Charting the continuum of assessment and intervention. In S. Meisels & E. ), New visions for the developmental assessment of infants and young children (pp. 27–52). Washington, DC: Zero to Three, the National Center for Infants, Toddlers, and Families.

Looking at one or the other alone will yield half of the story. As Winnicott (1965) so beautifully reminds us, “There is no such thing as an infant” (p. 39). By this statement, he meant that there is always a baby and a caregiver. This powerful concept directs the infant mental health practitioner to consider both infant and parent together, not one in isolation from the other. INFANT AND PARENT TOGETHER. FAMILIAR SETTING. Second, the assessment occurs in a setting familiar to the baby and to the family—most ideally, the home.

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