Some parents have special nights or "standing dates" with their children to create that one-on-one opportunity. Whether it is a walk around the neighborhood, a special trip to a playground or just a movie night with the two of you, it is important to celebrate each child individually. Although this is more of a challenge for parents of several children, it is achievable!
As the baby develops his or her own distinct personality and becomes a separate individual, the bond expands to accommodate the otherness of the child.
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Cosleeping is another important extension of attachment theory. Because of mother-baby proximity, cosleeping allows for a quick response to disequilibrium. Firmly established regulatory aspects of bed-sharing parallel and echo the self-regulatory learning taking place within the attachment framework. As the work of Dr. James McKenna illustrates (see Mothering, no. 114), cosleeping holds key benefits for infant development and survival.
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An Attachment Assessment provides information about the quality and nature of the caregiver-child dyad – information that is an integral piece of information when determining the cost/benefits of maintaining/disrupting a parent-child relationship. Upon understanding the quality and nature of the caregiver-child dyad, parents and judges will be better prepared to make decisions regarding specific residential schedules and child-related decision-making procedures for the child of that family.
Attachment Assessments are beneficial when parents are in mediation, when mediation closes and the situation moves to the next level, disputing custody and access arrangements or when they have very serious concerns about the child and/or the parenting ability of one or both of the parents.
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An Attachment Assessment involves gathering information from a variety of sources. A comprehensive assessment may include single interviews of caregivers, video-taped parent-child observations using the Strange Situation Protocol, observations in the home using the Q Sort, and/or video taped observations in the home. Other tools may be used when deemed appropriate. All tools are research based and deemed “Gold Standard” by professionals in the attachment and child development literature.