TITLE

Holding Patterns

AUTHOR(S)
Marano, Hara Estroff
PUB. DATE
September 2008
SOURCE
Psychology Today;Sep/Oct2008, Vol. 41 Issue 5, p51
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on maternal attachment. Simply witnessing acts of kindness can sway mothers' physiology and behavior. Mothers with secure attachments go out of their way to restore harmony during mother-child conflicts by compromising and explaining a stubborn stance. Researchers find that infants with irritable nervous systems are highly positively affected by excellent parenting but unusually adversely impacted by poor parenting. Under conditions of threat, the securely attached can maintain compassionate values and support liberal causes.
ACCESSION #
34014411

 

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