If we can better understand WHY and HOW some children behave the way they do, we can then find ways to help them enjoy and succeed in their education.
Nurturing adult attachments provide children with protective, safe havens and secure bases from which to explore and engage with others and their environment (Bowlby, 1988).
Early care-giving has a long-lasting impact on development, the ability to learn, capacity to regulate emotions and form satisfying relationships (Siegel, 2012).
Attachment is crucial to children’s psychological welfare and forms the basis of personality development and socialisation (Bowlby, 1988).
Teachers, youth workers and significant adults in a child’s life can provide important attachments for children (Bergin and Bergin, 2009; Riley, 2010).