Babies seek comfort when stressed Dont seek the thing that feeds them seek

Babies seek comfort when stressed dont seek the thing

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Babies seek comfort when stressed Don't seek the thing that feeds them, seek comfort What About Humans? Touch of caring for children and good parenting is responsive and loving Romanian orphanage studies Overcrowded Received no loving touch Longer in that situation, the more mental and physical health problems they had Nurturing increases brain size Attachment style versus attachment parenting Families What About Humans: Attachment Strange Situation: Looking at various behaviors babies exhibit, look for how babies react when mother leaves and when she returns Primary caregiver and infant in unfamiliar room Mother plays with baby Stranger enters, plays with baby Mother leaves Stranger leaves Mother returns, etc Experts used to believe that lots of contact with babies was not good We moved away from this belief after the experiment with the monkeys Gentle and loving touch is essential to infants development Strange situation looked at how baby reacts when mother leaves and returns Developed 4 attachment styles: Attachment Styles Secure: Home base, easily soothed, look for mother More likely to have secure relationships with their romantic partners Not completely consistent, but usually likely Child will play near mom but also willing to leave but check back in When mother left, looked for her, child got upset When mother returned, child is easily soothed
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Avoidant: Ignore mothers, didn’t care when mother left or returned Didn’t use a secure base and check in on mother Didn’t cry when mother left Ambivalent: Greet mothers, but also reject Gets upset when mother leaves, when she return they greet her but are unsoothable, reject her Disorganized: Inconsistent, disorganized Engage in avoidant and ambivalent and other unorganized odd behaviors All types are insecure, except the secure style Attachment vs Attachment Parenting Attachment Parenting: Not based on attachment styles, always touch your baby Breastfeed No empirical evidence that it impacts secure attachment Never let baby cry No evidence that techniques like “sleep training” harms children Sleep training is related to positive effects in some studies Share your bed Small SIDS increase and accidental death Instead recommendation is for child to sleep in the same room but at a different location Doesn’t affect attachment Wear your baby (never put baby down) No negatives, frees up parents hands, soothes babies since they like to be close Idea that never putting baby down is difficult and stressful for parents Daycare Generally children in daycare centers do just as well as children who stay at home with a parent Benefits Better prepared academically and safer High quality group care settings built for children (childproof) Costs More behavioral issues Evidence of them acting out a little more
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