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The Latest on Why and How Parent-Child Attachment Is So Important: A Conversation with the University of Minnesota’s Dr. Alan Sroufe

parent-child attachment guest Dr. Alan SroufeNo doubt you have heard a lot about why the attachment between you and your child is so important to your child’s lifelong development. But you also may have received mixed messages about what you need to do to build the kind of attachment that will put your child on the path to lifelong healthy development. Marti & Erin are delighted to welcome to this week’s show one of the world’s top researchers on attachment to set the record straight about what is and isn’t necessary in order to give your child this important foundation. (Marti is especially pleased because Dr. Alan Sroufe was one of her major mentors when she was working on her doctorate.)


What messages have you received from family, friends or media about how to build a good attachment with your child? How did Dr. Sroufe support or refute things you had heard before? To what extent did this show ease your anxiety about being “mom enough” or “dad enough” with your children?

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