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Psychology of Parenting Parent-Child Bonding in Early Childhood In each persons life much of the joy and sorrow revolves around attachments or affectionate relationships -- making them breaking them preparing for them and adjusting to their loss by any means Yet of all these bonds nothing compares to that formed between a mother or father and his or her newborn infant Bonding does not refer to mutual affection between a baby and an adult but to the phenomenon whereby adults become committed by a one-way flow of concern and affection to children for whom they have cared during the first months and years of life According to J Robertson in his book A Baby in the Family Loving and Being Loved individuals may have several hundred acquaintances in there lifetimes but at any given moment there are only a limited number of persons to whom they are closely attached He explains that much of the richness and beauty of life is derived from these close relationships which each person has with a small number of individuals -- mother father brother sister husband wife son daughter and a small cadre of close friends Robertson 1 Attachment is crucial to the survival and development of the infant Many researchers suggest that parents bond to their child may be the strongest of all human ties This relationship has two distinct segments The first signs of bonding occur while the baby develops within the mothers womb After birth his survival is utterly dependent on her until he becomes a separate individual According to Mercer the power of this attachment is so great that it enables parents to make the necessary sacrifices for the care of their infant Day after day night after night changing diapers attending to cries protecting the child from danger and feeding him or her in the middle of the night despite their desperate need to sleep Mercer 22 It is important to note that
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