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What are the styles of attachment between parents and children?

Lynne Kenney
Psychology
When we’re talking about attachment between a child and parent or caregiver, there are generally four styles. Social research identifies four styles of attachment:

1. secure
2. avoidant
3. ambivalent
4. disorganized

These categories can describe children’s relationships with parents and childcare providers. The categories describe the ways that children act and the ways that adults act with the children that may or may not foster attachment.

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