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US study shows that 4 in 10 infants lack strong parental attachments

March 31, 2014

A recent US base study found that 4 in 10 children have not formed a secure attachment to a parent. This should be shocking, but sadly it isn’t. I wonder what the finding would be in the UK>

In a study of 14,000 U.S. children, 40 percent lack strong emotional bonds – what psychologists call “secure attachment” – with their parents that are crucial to success later in life, according to a new report. The researchers found that these children are more likely to face educational and behavioral problems.


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