What are the Factors that Lead to Secure Attachment?

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  • Post published:January 1, 2023
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  • Secure attachment is caused by good enough parenting in terms of getting the following (The first five in the list draw from Dan Brown & David Elliott’s 2016 book “Attachment Disturbances in Adults”):
  • safety & protection
  • attunement, feeling seen and know
  • soothing, physical affection
  • expressed delight
  • support for explorations
  • unconditional/reliable love (no having to worry that love is conditional)
  • guidance & boundary setting
  • problem-solving within the zone of proximal development
  • sense of belonging (largely a result of entrainment and synchronization of mental and physical states)

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