Week 3 PSY Describe the mother child attachment before and after birth

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Write a 1-2 page essay that addresses the following points:

Describe the mother-child attachment before and after birth Identify the characteristics of fathers who have securely attached infants

Explain how parents can promote secure attachments in their young children

Explain how these early attachments can have a lasting emotional and behavioral impact.

Proper APA formatting is a requirement for all essay assignments. Cite at least three educational sources (one source may include the course textbook) in the essay.

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School: UT Austin




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Parental attachment is when infants get to bond with parents. Before birth, the infant is
still attached to the mother. The mother does this through massaging the belly to make the infant
aware of the human touch (Kochanska, et al., 2015). The unborn baby responds to this by
making some movements like kicking the mother’s belly. The environment in which the mother
is in also helps in creating some attachment with the unborn baby. Music, for example, provides
a cool environment for the kid. The bond helps in lactation and in the interaction between the
mother and the child. Infants are attached to their mothers after birth through skin contact with
their mothe...

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