Children with secure attachments are more likely to have the emotional and social skills necessary to form and maintain friendships in a healthy way.
They may be more able to trust others and to express their emotions in appropriate ways. They may also be more resilient and better able to cope with the challenges and stressors that come with friendships.
On the other hand, children with insecure attachments may have difficulty forming and maintaining friendships with others.
They may be more hesitant to trust others and may have difficulty expressing their emotions in appropriate ways. They may also have difficulty regulating their emotions and behaviors, which can make it more challenging for them to form and maintain positive friendships.
It’s important for parents and caregivers to be aware of the role that attachment can play in children’s ability to form and maintain friendships.
By fostering secure attachments with their children and helping them develop healthy social and emotional skills, parents and caregivers can support their children’s ability to form and maintain positive friendships with others.
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