In my previous blog post about temperament, I talked about how a child’s temperament can impact the bonding process between children and their parents. My intent was to reassure parents who sometimes have difficulty soothing their children, to give a framework to understand why, and thereby make some changes.
I received a response from a troubled reader: Even colicky babies, she wrote, bond to their parents. Don’t they?
It made me realize that I need to clarify what I was saying. I wasn’t talking about the absence of an emotional bond, but that some children are easier to soothe than others. And sometimes, there is a mismatch between parent and child temperament that needs to be addressed in some way so that it doesn’t negatively impact bonding.
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