WOW – Bonding and Attachment
We talk about Bonding and Attachment in the first few hours of life with importance. Bonding is the process of forming attachment. Bonding, therefore, involves a set of behaviors that will help lead to an emotional connection (attachment). But how important is it? What is the ultimate outcome of not bonding and no attachment? Ultimately those that are bulling or shooting others may arise from poor bonding and attachment. We certainly don’t think our brand new baby will be the school yard bully or the child that gets a gun and shoots other children in our schools. Yet, the initial brain develops neural chemical activities that are responsible for healthy emotional relationships that will not develop in an optimal way without the right kinds of experiences at the right time.