Fostering a Secure Attachment Style in Your Child

Research has shown that a secure relationship is the most important foundation of effective parenting.
Children who have secure attachments tend to be happier, kinder, more socially competent, and more trusting of others, and they have better relations with parents, siblings, and friends. They do better in school, stay physically healthier, and create more fulfilling relationships as adults.
Unfortunately, there is confusion about what a secure attachment is and how to foster it.