Individuals are Shaped by The Caregivers in First 3 Years of Life
Individuals are shaped by their experiences with caregivers in the first three years of life. Used as a foundation for Object Relations Theory. John Bowlby
The Strange Situation experiment with infants involves a systematic process of leaving a child alone in a room in order to assess the quality of their parental bond.
Mary Ainsworth ...Attachment Theory.
Individuals choose relationships that attempt to heal insecure attachments from childhood. Negative patterns established by their parents (object) are projected onto their partners.
Reasons Not to send a child to therapy
- to determine why a child originally began misbehaving,
- to improve the child's self-esteem,
- to make up for inconsistent parenting, and
- to make the child capable of coping with a parent's drug addiction, interpersonal relationships, or other serious dysfunction.