Parenting a child with attachment issues is challenging because those struggles usually come with behavioral and emotional difficulties that can wear down even the most seasoned parents.They will test your patience, your endurance and your commitment. When working with children who struggle to attach, remember these key things as you strive to help them find security.
Keep Your Cool
The behaviors that accompany attachment disorders will try your patience. Screaming, hitting and name-calling are just a few of the trials you may face. It is easy to find yourself pulled down to your child’s level, allowing your frustrated emotions to dictate your responses. This exactly what your youngster wants you to do, but it is also one of the worst things you can do for him or her in that heated moment. Instead, your child needs calm, consistent responses born out of unconditional love. Keeping your cool will help keep them close, rather than pushing them even farther away. Continue reading