When kids form a secure attachment with just one parent

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When kids form a secure attachment with just one parent

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The research clearly shows that the most important determinate for how well a child turns out is that they have one person in their life that provides them secure attachment. One person who meets their needs consistently, that they know that they can count on, that they feel connected and protected by. If they only have that one person, whether it's a parent or a grandparent or a teacher or a coach, they show signs of having resilience and doing well academically, and in relationships in the future. We all have many different people in our lives and we do have different experiences in terms of attachments and relationships. If we just have one person who does that for us, we end up turning out just fine.

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Tina Payne Bryson, PhD

Psychotherapist & Author

Tina Payne Bryson, PhD, is a psychotherapist at Pediatric and Adolescent Psychology Associates in Arcadia, California, where she sees children and adolescents, as well as provides parenting consultations. She is the school counselor at St. Marks Episcopal School in Altadena, CA, and a Developmental Consultant to Camp Chippewa for Boys. She speaks to parents, educators, and clinicians all across the country. Dr. Bryson earned her PhD from the University of Southern California, where her research explored attachment science, childrearing theory, and the emerging field of interpersonal neurobiology. Her best-selling book The Whole-Brain Child (co-authored with Dr. Dan Siegel) gives parents practical ways to transform difficult moments into opportunities for children to thrive.  Dr. Bryson has written for a large number of publications, most recently the PBS series “This Emotional Life.”  She lives near Los Angeles with her husband and three children.  

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